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Rural urbanism

When summer arrives, tourists replace the city s usual residents, who instead flock to the countryside. But more and more people are moving to or closer to big cities, and they no longer work the land. At the same time, we are still as dependent on what the countryside has to offer in terms of food. What role will our rural designs and the cultivation of organic food play in the future?  New Ruralism and Rural Agrarian Urbanism may provide solutions to these challenges.  This book, with contributions from leading experts in the field, addresses issues such as sustainable food production and community planning.

  • ISBN: 9789198523683
  • Published: 2019-11-27
  • Illustrated. 160x226x18 mm. 133 pages.


Peter Elmlund has a Bachelor of Science in economics and specialises in urban development.

Tigran Haas is an associate professor focusing on urban planning and design, and sustainable city development at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, at KTH.


Andrés Duany is an American architect, urbanist, debater, author and urban planner and designer.

Cecilia Tacoli is a principal researcher, Human Settlements; team leader, rural-urban issue at the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied).

Charles Waldheim is a Canadian-American architect and urbanist.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk was co-founder of the Miami firm Arquitectonica with her husband Andrés Duany, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Hope Spear, and Hervin Romney.

James Howard Kunstler is an author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger.

Randall Arendt is a landscape planner, site designer, author, lecturer, and an advocate of ’conservation planning’.

Sibella Kraus has long called upon cities to embrace the farms at their borders and in their regions.

Thomas Melin was the former Head of the Office of External Relations at the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya, where he specialised in UN Inter-Agency Coordination and Strategic Partnerships.

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