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Urban Horticulture

Sustainability for the Future

  • Dilip Nandwani


  • Provides comprehensive information on new and advanced tools and techniques in urban horticulture

  • Presents peer-reviewed contributions from leading academics and researchers around the world in the field of urban horticulture technologies

  • Covers a wide array of topics on urban horticulture of interest to students, professors, researchers, builders, and agriculturists concerned with city planning, biodiversity, and the sustainable dev

  • elopment of horticultural resources


Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Urban Horticulture Tools and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Dilip Nandwani
      Pages 3-29
    3. F. Larcher, L. Battisti, L. Bianco, R. Giordano, E. Montacchini, V. Serra et al.
      Pages 31-51
    4. David Sanjuan-Delmás, Pere Llorach-Massana, Ana Nadal, Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Anna Petit-Boix, Mireia Ercilla-Montserrat et al.
      Pages 53-72
    5. W. S. Poot-Pool, W. Cetzal-Ix, S. K. Basu, E. Noguera-Savelli, D. G. Noh-Contreras
      Pages 73-88
  3. Urban Landscaping and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Monique Centrone Stefani, Francesco Orsini, Francesca Magrefi, Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Giuseppina Pennisi, Nicola Michelon et al.
      Pages 91-106
    3. D. Piromalis, K. G. Arvanitis, P. Papageorgas, K. P. Ferentinos
      Pages 107-140
    4. Mohammed Ibrahim Fetouh
      Pages 141-173
    5. Suresh Kumar, R. N. Kulloli
      Pages 175-207
  4. Local Food and Horticulture Education

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book


This book provides comprehensive information on the rapidly developing field of urban horticulture for sustainable use of land resources and creating a better environment. It presents peer-reviewed chapters from leading international researchers in the field of horticulture technologies, environmental issues, urban horticulture, and landscaping and its role in society. It covers a wide array of topics on this subject and constitutes a valuable reference guide for students, professors, researchers, builders, and agriculturists concerned with urban horticulture, city planning, biodiversity, and the sustainable development of horticultural resources.

Urban horticultural technologies facilitate the efficient use of available land in urban and residential areas, helping meet the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables to feed ever-growing urban populations. The amount of green space in urban areas is dwindling due to rising land prices, while the climbing numbers of multi-story buildings are producing various environmental and health issues. Technological advances provide tools and techniques for high-density and vertical cropping in small areas, promoting efficient and sustainable resource utilization. As such, urban horticulture is gaining importance in city planning – not only to bolster the food supply but also to improve the aesthetic value, environmental conditions, landscape, and business environment, while also reducing the consumption of fossil fuel in transportation.


sustainable use horticulture technologies horticultural resources urban spaces green space

Editors and affiliations

  • Dilip Nandwani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of AgricultureTennessee State UniversityNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Urban Horticulture
  • Book Subtitle Sustainability for the Future
  • Editors Dilip Nandwani
  • Series Title Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sust. Devel., Biodivers.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67016-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09784-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67017-1
  • Series ISSN 2352-474X
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-4758
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urban Ecology
    Environment, general
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