Reading List

List Creator

Audrey Nanjala

University of Pretoria

Urban Agriculture


  • Online

    Five Ways to Change the World

    Places Journal

    An idiosyncratic and partial guide to activism through architecture.

  • Online

    The Temptations of Survivalism

    Places Journal

    Is self-sufficiency an illusionary goal? How independent can any building — or city — really be?

  • Online

    Digital Farm Collective

    Places Journal

    A Phoenix artist and farmer describes the multimedia project he created to spark dialogue about the future of the family farm.

  • Online

    Eat the City

    Places Journal

    The case for “civic agriculture” — for reconceptualizing cities as networks of agricultural zones, from parks to allotments.

  • Online

    Notes Toward a History of Agrarian Urbanism

    Places Journal

    Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Hilberseimer, and Andrea Branzi anticipated today’s interest in urban farming.

  • Online

    Design with the Other 90%: Cities

    Places Journal

    A Cooper-Hewitt curator surveys socially responsive urban design in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

  • Online

    The Productive Surface

    Places Journal

    An architect assesses the potential for built surfaces to accommodate agriculture, harvest water, and generate energy.

  • Online

    Lush Lots: Everyday Urban Agriculture

    Havard Design Magazine

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