Joe Nasr teaches courses on Urban Agriculture and Urban Food Security through the Centre’s Food Security Certificate. He has mentored a number of architecture students working with food- and agriculture-related design. Joe is affiliated with several urban agriculture organizations, including the Urban Agriculture Network, MetroAg, and Toronto Urban Growers. He co-curated the traveling exhibition: Carrot City - Designing for Urban Agriculture, soon to be adapted into a book. He coordinated in 2005-2007 a project on “Regional Training and Knowledge Sharing in Urban Agriculture for the Middle East and North Africa”. The 1996 book he co-authored, Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs and Sustainable Cities, has become the standard text on the subject.
Nasr, J., Komisar, J. & Gorgolewski, MT. (2009). Designing for Food and Agriculture: Recent Explorations at Ryerson University. Open House International, 34(2).
Nasr, J. (2005). L’émergence des réseaux d’agriculture urbaine hors de l’Europe. Cahiers de la multifonctionalité, 8:165-172.
Nasr, J., & Padilla, M. (Eds.). (2004). Interfaces: Agricultures et villes à l’Est et au Sud de la Méditerranée. Beirut: Editions Delta and IFPO.
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