Agri- Urbanism

Agri-Urbanism proposes alternative models for long-term sustainable living as conceptual vignettes that nest civic organization, infrastructure, economy, and ecology as a complete community. The book presents urban and suburban scales of development that viably blend agriculture, forestry, transportation, commerce and housing within a compact 20,000-person community that globally occupies 17,000 acres of sparsely developed and natural lands. Students and faculty from across disciplines at the University of Florida worked collaboratively to prepare 12 master plans and 37 detailed community program elements that employ sustainable living concepts. They include specific urban program elements such as housing, civic buildings, commerce, transit, and infrastructures of energy production and water reclamation that are necessary for the ecological integration of agriculture and community. This work, and subsequent publication was conducted by Martin Gold and Mary Padua in their capacity as professors working with students from the University of Florida School of Architecture and Department of Landscape Design. The work was funded by Plum Creek.

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