The urban garden as a social space: a case study of Barcelona

Author/s Mario Coscarello
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/98 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 44-59 File size 149 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2012-098004
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The author illustrates the results of a qualitative study on the different organizational modes of urban gardens in Barcelona, Spain: community gardens, which reflect the need to "give space, within the city, to soil cultivation" (Cavazzani, 2009), and urban gardens, which aim to create a political, social (Calori, 2009), and cultural activity (Ingersoll, 2009), thus becoming a place for both political claims and social enhancement.

Keywords: Urban agriculture, networks, social cohesion, public goods

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Mario Coscarello, L’orto urbano come spazio sociale: il caso di Barcellona in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 98/2012, pp 44-59, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2012-098004