Dr. Karen Landman

Dr. Karen Landman, a professor of Landscape Architecture at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, spoke to CBC News Online for an article on how urban gardeners can contribute to agriculture.

Landman said a lot of urban land could be used for food production and in fact, in many cities in the world, urban agriculture is the primary source of food for residents.

Landman’s research seeks ways to make urban agriculture more acceptable by considering  ecological contributions, social inclusion, esthetics and more.  She also examines the relationship between community food hubs and improved quality of life for urban neighbourhoods.