The integration types of agricultural space in urban community scale: The case study of Hamburg, Germany

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Faced with agriculture recession, food crisis and a series of environmental problems caused by urbanization, the introduction of urban agriculture and promotion of shifting city-model from a consumer to producer is one effective strategy to achieve sustainable urban development. Urban community is a certain self-organization and could reflect differences in different social factors. It’s a good space for urban agriculture and an appropriate platform to carry out agricultural activities. This paper studied the integration model of agricultural space in urban community scale by choosing a representative city, Hamburg, Germany, as empirical objects. We aimed to explore the integration models of agriculture in urban community, figure out the features of spatial layouts in different models and analyze on participants in corresponding communities. With literature review and field research to obtain one-hand and second-hand information, firstly we collected the types of agricultural space in communities of Hamburg, then analyzed and compared representatives for each type in terms of agricultural space layout model and participation of people, etc. Descriptive statistics is the key method used for collected materials. Conclusively, it has found that in the city of Hamburg, community-scale spatial patterns of agriculture include the residential community, enterprise organization, city park and commercial-business community. Different types have their own emphases according to space layout, including horizontal, vertical, green roofs, etc., corresponding with different integration models and specific functions. Meanwhile, demographic structures of the participants, forms of participation and interaction modes vary based on the types of agricultural space.
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