Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture
Written by Mark Gorgolewski, June Komisar and Joe Nasr
Publishing Date: September 2011 by the Monacelli Press, NYC
Editor: Stacee Gravelle Lawrence, Monacelli Press, NYC
Book Design: John Clifford, Think Studio, NYC
Showcasing the best examples of current design, Carrot City presents strategies for reintroducing urban agriculture to our cities. Over forty innovative projects explore creative approaches to making space for urban food production, ranging from ambitious urban plans to simple measures for growing food at home.
Carrot City demonstrates how the production of food can lead to visually striking and artistically interesting solutions that create community and provide residents with immediate access to fresh, healthful ingredients. The authors show how city planning and architecture that considers food production as a fundamental requirement of design results in more community gardens, greenhouses tucked under raised highways, edible landscapes in front yards in place of resource-devouring lawns, walls that bring greenery into dense city blocks, and productive green roofs on schools and large apartment blocks that can be tended and harvested by students and residents alike.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press