University of Wisconsin–Madison

Seeding the City: Land Use Policies to Promote Urban Agriculture

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Food, Health, Public Spaces
This policy outlines how zoning laws can be used to facilitate urban agriculture in order to promote public health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. It explains where urban farming should be located, how it can be legally approved, and the standards that should be applied. It also includes a model zoning ordinance for promoting urban agriculture and descriptions of relevant policy language.

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