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City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Lindsay K. Campbell


This book begins with the question of why PlaNYC2030—New York City’s municipal, long-term sustainability plan, launched during the Mayor Michael Bloomberg administration—had a robust urban forestry agenda, but lacked an urban agriculture agenda. PlaNYC launched the MillionTreesNYC campaign, investing over $400 million in city funds and leveraging a public-private partnership to plant one million trees citywide. Meanwhile, despite NYC having a long tradition of community gardening and burgeoning interest in local food systems, the plan contained no mention of community gardens or urban farms. I ... More

Keywords: sustainability, planning, urban agriculture, urban forestry, New York City, urban greening, urban ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501707506
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsay K. Campbell, author