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Carey Clouse

Carey Clouse is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research on the form and shape of urban agriculture in Havana was addressed in her book: Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture From the Ground Up, published by Princeton Architecture Press in 2014.

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Hyper-local Foodscapes. Cuba’s Experience with Urban Agriculture

Cuba has long been recognized as one of the world leaders in sustainable urban agriculture – an accomplishment that is made even more impressive given the country’s long history of economic and development challenges. Within this context, Cubans have found ways to opportunistically tailor hyper-local food provisioning to existing urban conditions; in effect layering agriculture over the framework of the city. Grassroots farming efforts, combined with robust government programming, has helped Cuban cities to reduce food miles, improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables, bolster food literacy, and ultimately, shore up the entire country’s food security.[…]