Cities, Agriculture and Changing Landscapes in Urban Milieu: The case of Rome

Author/s Aurora Cavallo, Benedetta Di Donato, Rossella Guadagno, Davide Marino
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/1 Language English
Pages 19 P. 79-97 File size 251 KB
DOI 10.3280/RISS2015-001006
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

The aim of this paper is to examine the characteristics and the dynamics that characterize urban agriculture in the case of Rome. We summarize in an evolutionary approach the stylized facts of the relationship between town and the context of agricultural production in order to propose a taxonomy of the types of urban agriculture. The effort proposed here is a preliminary analysis of urban agriculture through a system of criteria for the classification of the distribution of the functional and relational features of agricultural activities in urban phenomenon. These interpretative categories attempt to reconstruct the causal relationships that translate agricultural production models (farms’ data, legal forms, use of natural resources, localization), in specific forms in the spatial and functional urban dimension - physical and social - and their role in territorial milieu. On the theoretical level this analysis is embedded in the co-evolutionary paradigm and looks to the landscape as the result of interactions between the environmental system and the action of human who lives and uses the territory. This typization ultimately still seems a goal to achieve, this is the first step towards the construction of an interpretative and vocabulary typological then be systematize with the morphological data and those of land use.

Keywords: Urban agriculture, milieu, rural urban relationship, landscape, policy and planning, Rome

  1. Antrop M. (2004). Landscape change and the urbanization process in Europe. Landscape and Urban Planning, 67: 9-26, DOI: 10.1016/S0169-2046(03)00026-4
  2. Augé M. (1992). Non-lieux. Introduction à une anthropologie de la surmodernité. Le Seuil, Paris.
  3. Barberis C. (ed.) (2009). La rivincita delle campagne (The revenge of the campaigns).
  4. Donzelli, Roma. Barthel S., Isendahl D. (2013). Urban gardens, agriculture, and water management: sources of resilience for long-term food security in cities. Ecol Econ, 86: 224-234, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.06.018
  5. Barthel S., Parker J., Ernstson H. (2013). Food and Green Space in Cities: A Resilience Lens on Gardens and Urban Environmental Movements. Urban Studies: 1-18.
  6. Lanzani A., Pasqui G. (2011). L’Italia al futuro (Future Italy). FrancoAngeli, Milano.
  7. Blasi C., Capotorti G., Marchese M., Marta M., Bologna M.A., Bombi P., Bonaiuto M., Bonnes M., Carrus G., Cifelli F., Cignini B., Dierna S., Esposito G., Funiciello R., Giannarini I., Gratani L., Grillotti Di Giacomo M.G., Manes F., Orlandi F., Zapparoli M., Scarascia Mugnozza G.T. (2008). Interdisciplinary research for the proposal of the Urban Biosphere Reserve of Rome Municipality. Plant Biosystems, 142 (2), July: 305-312, DOI: 10.1080/11263500802150571
  8. Braudel F. (1985). La Mediterranee. Flammarion, Paris.
  9. Camagni R., Maillat D. (ed.) (2006). Milieux innovateur. Théorie et politiques. Economica Anthropos, Paris.
  10. Catalàn B., Sauri D., Serra P. (2008). Urban sprawl in the Mediterranean? Patterns of growth and change in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region 1993-2000.
  11. Landscape and Urban Planning, 85 (3-4): 174-184.
  12. Cavallo A., Di Donato B., Guadagno R., Marino D. (2014). The agriculture in Mediterranean urban phenomenon: Rome foodscapes as an infrastructure, in Proceedings of 6th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning conference, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, 5-7 November 2014. ISBN 978-90-822451-2-7.
  13. Cavallo A., Marino D. (2013). Building resilient territories in the face of changes, in Proceedings of XXVth Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, Florence 29 July-1 August 2013 Rural resilience and vulnerability: The rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis: 137-138.
  14. Celant A. (ed.) (1988). Nuova città, nuova campagna: l’Italia nella transizione (New city, new countryside: Italy in transition). Patron, Bologna.
  15. Colding J., Barthel S., Bendt P., Snep R., vander Knaap W., Ernstson H. (2013). Urban green commons: Insights on urban common property systems. Global Environmental Change, 23 (5), October: 1039-1051, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.05.006
  16. Costanza R., Cumberland J., Daly H., Goodland R., Norgaard R.B. (1997). Introduction to ecological economics, St Lucie Press, Florida, DOI: 10.1201/9781420048353
  17. Donadieu P. (1998). Campagnes urbaines. Actes Sud, École nationale supérieure du paysage de Versailles.
  18. FAO (2011). Food, Agriculture and Cities, Challenges of food and nutrition security, agriculture and ecosystem management in an urbanizing world, FAO, Rome.
  19. Farinelli F. (2003), Geografia (Geography). Einaudi, Torino.
  20. Folke C., Hahn T., Olsson P., Norberg J. (2005). Adaptive governance of socialecological systems. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 30: 441-473, DOI: 10.1146/
  21. Frondoni R., Mollo B., Capotorti G. (2011). A landscape analysis of land cover change in the Municipality of Rome (Italy): Spatio-temporal characteristics and ecological implications of land cover transitions from 1954 to 2001. Landscape and Urban Planning, 100 (1-2), 30 March 2011: 117-128, DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.12.002
  22. Governa F. (1997). Il milieu urbano. L’identità territoriale nei processi di sviluppo. FrancoAngeli, Milano.
  23. Harvey D. (2012). Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. Verso, New York, London.
  24. Indovina F. (a cura di) (2009). Dalla città diffusa all’arcipelago metropolitano. (From the urban sprawl to metropolitan archipelago). FrancoAngeli, Milano.
  25. Insolera I. (1993). Roma moderna. Un secolo di urbanistica romana 1870-1970 (Modern Rome. A century of urban growth 1870-1970). Einaudi, Torino.
  26. Kallis G., Norgaard R.B. (2010). Coevolutionary ecological economics. Ecological Economics, 69: 690-699, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.09.017
  27. Leontidou L. (1990). The Mediterranean city in transition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511522208
  28. Mariano C. (2014). Dimensione metropolitana e policentrismo nella città contemporanea. 42 lecture del Ciclo Lectures 2013/2014, organizzato dal Dipartimento di Pianificazione, Design e Tecnologia dell’Architettura (DATA) della Sapienza, Università di Roma.
  29. Marino D., Cavallo A. (2009). Rapporti coevolutivi tra costruzione sociale e caratteri naturali: il Paesaggio Agrario Tradizionale (Coevolutionary relantionship between social systems and natural characters). Rivista di Economia Agraria, 3-4.
  30. Marino D., Cavallo A., Galli F., Cicatiello C., Borri I., Borsotto P., De Gregorio
  31. D., Mastronardi L. (2013). Esperienze di filiera corta in contesti urbani. Alcuni casi studio (Alternative food networks experiences in urban areas: some case study). Agriregionieuropa, 9-32, March: 28.
  32. Meyer E.K. (2008). Sustaining beauty. The performance of appearance A manifesto in three parts. JoLA, Spring 08: 6-23.
  33. Migliorini E. (1973). Utilizzazione del Suolo del Lazio (Land cover in Lazio). CNR, Rome.
  34. Moretti L. (1999), Geografia dei Sistemi Agricoli Italiani, Lazio. Geographic Italian Society, Genova.
  35. Morgan K., Sonnino R. (2010). The Urban Foodscape: World Cities and the New Food Equation. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 3: 209-22, DOI: 10.1093/cjres/rsq007
  36. Ostrom E. (1990). Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511807763
  37. Palazzo A.L. (ed.) (2005). Campagne Urbane (Urban countryside). Gangemi, Roma.
  38. Salvati L., Munafò M., Gargiulo Morelli V., Sabbi A. (2012). Low-density settlements and land use changes in a Mediterranean urban region, Landscape and Urban Planning, 105: 43-52, DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.11.020
  39. Sereni E. (1961). La storia del Paesaggio Agrario, Laterza, Roma-Bari. Sonnino R. (2014). The new geography of food security: exploring the potential of urban food strategies. Geographical Journal, DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12129
  40. Tomassetti G. (1979). La campagna romana in genere (The roman countryside). L. S. Olschki, Firenze.
  41. Van der Ploeg J.D. (2008). The New Peasantries Struggles for Autonomy and Sustainability in an Era of Empire and Globalization. Earthscan, London.

  • Territorialisation dynamics for Italian farms adhering to Alternative Food Networks Davide Marino, Luigi Mastronardi, Agostino Giannelli, Vincenzo Giaccio, Giampiero Mazzocchi, in Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series /2018 pp.113
    DOI: 10.2478/bog-2018-0018
  • Food Policy Processes in the City of Rome: A Perspective on Policy Integration and Governance Innovation Bianca Minotti, Angela Cimini, Gabriella D'Amico, Davide Marino, Giampiero Mazzocchi, Simona Tarra, in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 786799/2022
    DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.786799
  • Sosyo-Kültürel Kimlik Değerlerinin Ekoturizm Gelişim Bölgelerinin Belirlenmesindeki Rolü: Kırklareli-Kofçaz İlçesi Örneği Tuğba KİPER, Osman UZUN, Oğuz ATEŞ, Cansel AKBAŞ, in Kent Akademisi /2022 pp.1145
    DOI: 10.35674/kent.1067234
  • Ecological Connectivity in Agricultural Green Infrastructure: Suggested Criteria for Fine Scale Assessment and Planning Simone Valeri, Laura Zavattero, Giulia Capotorti, in Land /2021 pp.807
    DOI: 10.3390/land10080807
  • I sistemi agrari nel fenomeno urbano: geografie e processi territoriali di roma metropolitana Aurora Cavallo, Benedetta Di Donato, in ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE 2/2016 pp.55
    DOI: 10.3280/ES2016-002005
  • Does Food Public Procurement boost Food Democracy? Theories and evidences from some case studies Giampiero Mazzocchi, Davide Marino, in ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE 2/2019 pp.379
    DOI: 10.3280/ECAG2019-002011
  • Analyzing Alternative Food Networks sustainability in Italy: a proposal for an assessment framework Luigi Mastronardi, Davide Marino, Vincenzo Giaccio, Agostino Giannelli, Margherita Palmieri, Giampiero Mazzocchi, in Agricultural and Food Economics 21/2019
    DOI: 10.1186/s40100-019-0142-8

Aurora Cavallo, Benedetta Di Donato, Rossella Guadagno, Davide Marino, Cities, Agriculture and Changing Landscapes in Urban Milieu: The case of Rome in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2015, pp 79-97, DOI: 10.3280/RISS2015-001006