Carrot City Designing for Urban Agriculture
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Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture

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Rye's HomeGrown

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Welcome to the Carrot City website! Carrot City is a research initiative that explores how design can enable the production of food in cities. It examines the relationships between design and urban food systems according to five categories: City, Community & Knowledge, Housing, Rooftops and Components for growing. Building on a 2008 symposium Carrot City was conceived by students and faculty at the Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, as an exhibit held in early 2009 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Since then, the initiative has expanded into a traveling exhibit that has been shown at a number of venues around North America, Europe and Africa. To date, content from this exhibit has been translated into French, Arabic and now also Italian. A book by the curators, based on the exhibit, was published by The Monacelli Press in September of 2011. A number of publications, presentations and symposia have also emerged from the initiative or profited from the wealth of information collected for it. The initiative aims to disseminate ideas and knowledge about best practices in urban agriculture. To that end this website contains a comprehensive repository of the Carrot City initiative and is intended as a research tool for anyone who is interested in the links between design and food in today's cities.

Recent News

2016 01 25 - Upcoming Carrot City Exhibit: Wuppertal-Elberfeld on April 16-30, 2016

2015 12 10 - Carrot City Bottrop: December 10, 2015

2015 12 10 - Carrot City Paris City Hall: December 2015

2015 11 2 - 16 - Carrot City Thailand: November 2 - November 7, 2015

2015 09 8 - New Italian Content!