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Tools for Governance and Planning of Agrarian Landscape

  • Enrico Gottero

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 124)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Agrourbanism from a Global Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sara Epp, Wayne Caldwell, Christopher Bryant
      Pages 11-25
    3. Chika Takatori, Nobuko Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Shimizu
      Pages 27-44
    4. Jessica Ann Diehl, Ching Sian Sia, Amanda Jennifer Chandra
      Pages 45-60
  3. Governing the Agro-urban Spaces in Europe

  4. Agrourbanism Forms and Places

  5. Agrourbanism Functions and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Marco Marchetti, Matteo Vizzarri, Lorenzo Sallustio
      Pages 207-222
    3. Carolina Giaimo, Carlo Alberto Barbieri, Stefano Salata
      Pages 223-240

About this book


This book provides a much needed overview of the agrourbanism topic in the context of territorial studies. It carefully looks at rural, urban, periurban farming in both professional and unprofessional capacities as one of the main sustainable forms of land use and management. This cutting edge text explores the various forms of agricultural and urban planning, as well as the main innovations that the agro-urban approach entails in terms of governance, spatial dimensions and functions. Agrourbanism provides a breadth of information and serves as a practical study of concerns facing policy and decision makers, planners and landscape managers, as well as farmers, managers of protected areas, local authorities and local action groups.  As such this book is suitable as a course accompaniment to provide an overview of the complexity of agro-urban issues.


Agrourbanism Rural Planning Periurban Agriculture Agrarian Urbanism Foodscape Food Planning Urban-rural Linkages Urban Agriculture Agrarian Landscape Rural Landscape Services of Agroecosystems Landscape Indicators Common Agricultural Policy Rural Development Plans Shrinkages Abandonment of Rural Areas Land Consumption Innovation Domains Planning Role

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Gottero
    • 1
  1. 1.IRES PiemonteTurinItaly

About the editors

Enrico Gottero is lecturer in Landscape and Regional Planning at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (Politecnico di Torino), as well as researcher at the Institute of Economic and Social Research of Piedmont (IRES Piemonte, Italy). His main interests focus on the interaction between agriculture and rural-agrarian landscapes, urban-rural linkages, farmland preservation, urban agriculture, agri-food policies and practices. He is also author of several publications on these topics, including at international level.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Agrourbanism
  • Book Subtitle Tools for Governance and Planning of Agrarian Landscape
  • Editors Enrico Gottero
  • Series Title GeoJournal Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title GeoJournal Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-95575-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07062-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-95576-6
  • Series ISSN 0924-5499
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-0072
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Geography
    Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
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