Using Urban Agriculture to Grow Southern New England

Connecticut Planning, SNEAPA 2015

4 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2015

See all articles by Laurie J. Beyranevand

Laurie J. Beyranevand

Vermont Law School

Sara C. Bronin

University of Connecticut - School of Law

Marie Mercurio

Boston Redevelopment Authority

Sorell Negro

Robinson & Cole, LLP

Date Written: September 24, 2015

Abstract

Southern New England has recently seen significant developments in urban agriculture, including the implementation of Boston’s urban ag ordinance in December 2013; the creation of Hartford’s urban ag ordinance in April 2015; and Providence’s robust urban ag initiative, “Lots of Hope.” Urban ag is being used to create and enhance a sense of community, to support and celebrate diversity by allowing immigrant populations to grow culturally appropriate foods for consumption or sale, and to increase food security. It is also an avenue for potential economic growth.

Keywords: Zoning, land use, urban agriculture, planning, New England

Suggested Citation

Beyranevand, Laurie J. and Bronin, Sara C. and Mercurio, Marie and Negro, Sorell, Using Urban Agriculture to Grow Southern New England (September 24, 2015). Connecticut Planning, SNEAPA 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2660904

Laurie J. Beyranevand

Vermont Law School ( email )

164 Chelsea Street
P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States
(802)831-1030 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://vermontlaw.edu

Sara C. Bronin (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut - School of Law ( email )

65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
United States

Marie Mercurio

Boston Redevelopment Authority

One City Hall
Ninth Floor
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Sorell Negro

Robinson & Cole, LLP

280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597
United States

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