The Emergence of Community Gardens in New York with Focus on the South Bronx

  • Carolin Mees
Part of the Urban Agriculture book series (URBA)


The fouth chapter discusses the emergence of community gardens in New York City with special focus on the South Bronx: Since the 1970s community gardens have been created and maintained by residents in New York City’s low-income areas like the South Bronx. This emergence is discussed by looking at the social and economic background of the study area as well as community gardens in context with urban land use and community open spaces and housing in specific.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolin Mees
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  1. 1.BrooklynUSA

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