The Paris Region Development and Urban Planning Agence (IAU île-de-France) : The revival of community gardens in the Paris region

The Paris Region Development and Urban Planning Agence (IAU île-de-France) : The revival of community gardens in the Paris region

Community gardens, which greatly appeal to both private individuals and local authorities, have enjoyed a revival in recent decades. Indeed, they provide a response to today’s urban challenges: healthier eating, the creation of social links and sustainable development of towns and cities through partnerships and regional mapping. IAU and its regional biodiversity agency (ARB), INRA and three specialised non-profit organisations, provide a detailed overview of these gardens, their locations and functions.
 

Article by Laure de Biasi, IAU ; Christine Aubry, agronomist specialized in technical systems, head of the Urban Agricultures team at the UMR SAD-APT INRA/AgroParisTech ; Anne-Cécile Daniel, research engineer in horticulture and landscaping at the UMR SAD-APT in the Urban Agricultures team INRA/AgroParisTech

Photo Credits: ©Jean-Pierre Viguié/Mairie de Paris,