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Αστικές καλλιέργειες: διερεύνηση της υφιστάμενης κατάστασης, των τάσεων και των προοπτικών των αστικών κήπων στην Περιφέρεια Κρήτης

Katsouli Efthymia

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Year 2017
Type of Item Master Thesis
Bibliographic Citation Ευθυμία Κατσούλη, "Αστικές καλλιέργειες: διερεύνηση της υφιστάμενης κατάστασης, των τάσεων και των προοπτικών των αστικών κήπων στην Περιφέρεια Κρήτης", Μεταπτυχιακή Διατριβή, Γενικό Τμήμα, Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης, Χανιά, Ελλάς, 2017
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In contemporary Greece, hit by the economic crisis, the phenomenon of urban agriculture and particularly of urban gardens, is emerging. Urban gardens is a phenomenon since long known in many countries in Europe and America, but totally new to the Greek cities.The objective of this postgraduate dissertation is to investigate the status, the trends and the perspectives of this recent phenomenon and to focus in the Region of Crete as a case study through a broader theoretical approach.The formation of urban gardens in the context of global economic and environmental crisis, is used as a starting point, while focuses on the history, the forms, the uses, the functions, the benefits and on their location in urban and peri-urban areas of the modern city. Particular reference is made to the relation between urban agriculture and the maintenance of the agrobiodiversity.The appearance of urban gardens in Greece is investigated within the theoretical context of the study of urban gardens as reflections of the all the more intense urban-rural contradiction and as mechanisms for sustainable and ecological agriculture and the conservation of agrobiodiversity.Furthermore their current position in the distressed Greek city is presented and their historical origins and evolution are critically approached. Investigation of the existence of specific national regulations and provisions for urban gardens and their correlation with the broader protection of urban green is of particular interest for this research.This theoretical study is complemented and extended by a qualitative use-case survey conducted in the region of Crete. Its topic is, on the one hand, the investigation of the status, trends and perspectives of urban gardens in the Region of Crete and on the other hand the examination of the role of bodies and institutions in their creation, management and development.

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