Farming the City: Urban Agriculture, Planning Law and Food Consumption Choices

Liesel Spencer, 'Farming the City: Urban Agriculture, Planning Law and Food Consumption Choices' 39(2) Alternative Law Journal 120-124.

5 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014

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Liesel Spencer

Western Sydney University, School of Law

Date Written: July 18, 2014

Abstract

Australia is one of the world’s most urbanised nations. The current urban food supply system — how Australia’s cities are fed — adversely impacts the health of urban populations and the environmental health of the land on which food is produced. This article argues for an extensive national urban agriculture scheme to ameliorate these adverse impacts, and explores the role of planning law in the regulation of food distribution and land use for food production.

Keywords: Urban agriculture; planning and environment law; public health law; comparative law; food; Cuba

JEL Classification: I18, K11, K32, Q15, Q18

Suggested Citation

Spencer, Liesel, Farming the City: Urban Agriculture, Planning Law and Food Consumption Choices (July 18, 2014). Liesel Spencer, 'Farming the City: Urban Agriculture, Planning Law and Food Consumption Choices' 39(2) Alternative Law Journal 120-124., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470510

Liesel Spencer (Contact Author)

Western Sydney University, School of Law ( email )

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Penrith, NSW 2751
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