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The Urban Agriculture Nexus

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The Urban Agriculture Nexus. / Caputo, Silvio; Schoen, Victoria; Specht, Kathrin ; Grard, Baptiste.

Agroecological transitions confronting climate breakdown: Food planning for the post-carbon city: Book of Proceedings, 9th International Annual Conference of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Group. ed. / Marian Simon Roja. Universidad de Granada, 2019. p. 36-46.

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Harvard

Caputo, S, Schoen, V, Specht, K & Grard, B 2019, The Urban Agriculture Nexus. in MS Roja (ed.), Agroecological transitions confronting climate breakdown: Food planning for the post-carbon city: Book of Proceedings, 9th International Annual Conference of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Group. Universidad de Granada, pp. 36-46, AESOP-Sustainable Food Planning (SFP) International Conference 2019, Madrid, Spain, 7/11/19. <https://aesopsfp.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/aesop-sfp_bookofproceedings01-1.pdf>

APA

Caputo, S., Schoen, V., Specht, K., & Grard, B. (2019). The Urban Agriculture Nexus. In M. S. Roja (Ed.), Agroecological transitions confronting climate breakdown: Food planning for the post-carbon city: Book of Proceedings, 9th International Annual Conference of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Group (pp. 36-46). Universidad de Granada. https://aesopsfp.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/aesop-sfp_bookofproceedings01-1.pdf

Vancouver

Caputo S, Schoen V, Specht K, Grard B. The Urban Agriculture Nexus. In Roja MS, editor, Agroecological transitions confronting climate breakdown: Food planning for the post-carbon city: Book of Proceedings, 9th International Annual Conference of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Group. Universidad de Granada. 2019. p. 36-46

Author

Caputo, Silvio ; Schoen, Victoria ; Specht, Kathrin ; Grard, Baptiste. / The Urban Agriculture Nexus. Agroecological transitions confronting climate breakdown: Food planning for the post-carbon city: Book of Proceedings, 9th International Annual Conference of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Group. editor / Marian Simon Roja. Universidad de Granada, 2019. pp. 36-46

Bibtex

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