Title

Participatory Budgeting and Vertical Agriculture: A Thought Experiment in Food System Reform

Abstract

While researchers have identified numerous problems with food systems, sustainable, just, and workable solutions remain scarce. Recent developments in the food justice literature, however, show which local food movements favor sustainability and justice as problem-solving measures. Yet, some of the ways that these approaches could work in concert are overlooked. Through focusing on how they are compatible, we can understand how such endeavors can improve the conditions for community control and reduce the detrimental effects of agribusiness. In this paper, the author proposes a participatory budgeting project that involves a relatively new process called "vertical agriculture" to alleviate some of the harm that current agricultural practices cause. In turn, we see how such a measure can improve the integrity of municipal governance and reshape the power structures that control food systems.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Keywords and Phrases

Food System Reform; Participatory Budgeting; Vertical Agriculture

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1187-7863; 1573-322X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Oct 2016

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