Urban food cultivation in the United Kingdom: Quantifying loss of allotment land and identifying potential for restoration

My latest piece of research has now been published online with Landscape and Urban Planning: Urban food cultivation in the United Kingdom: Quantifying loss of allotment land and identifying potential for restoration. Read the press release here.

Highlights:

    Allotment land area in Britain has declined by two-thirds since its peak.A quarter of former sites have the potential for reconversion to use as allotments.The most deprived urban areas have experienced eight times the level of allotment land loss than the least deprived areas.The history of site closures provides insights to help meet present day demand.

It has also been reported on in the Independent, the Telegraph, and Horticulture Week, amongst others.

Published by

Miriam Dobson

PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield. Soil, urban food, allotments, ecosystem services.

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