Urban agriculture in the Gauteng City-Region’s green infrastructure network

Contents
Tables and figures.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3
Acronyms and abbreviations ......................................................................................................................................................................................................4
Preface...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................... 8
Background and rationale ...............................................................................................................................................................................................8
Context and considerations............................................................................................................................................................................................8
Analysis and results ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................9
Recommendations .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................... 14
A green infrastructure planning approach............................................................................................................................................................. 14
Aims and structure............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
LITER ATURE AND POLICY REVIEW...................................................................................................... 18
Urban agriculture as a green asset.............................................................................................................................................................................. 18
Urban food systems and broader dynamics in the GCR....................................................................................................................................21
Policy overview.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................27
METHODOLOGY: MULTI-METHOD MODELLING .................................................................................. 32
Qualitative systems modelling .....................................................................................................................................................................................32
Spatial modelling and analysis .....................................................................................................................................................................................34
RESULTS ................................................................................................................................................ 38
Causal loop diagrams.........................................................................................................................................................................................................38
Surveys and semi-structured interviews ................................................................................................................................................................46
Multi-criteria decision analysis...................................................................................................................................................................................48
Spatial analysis.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................52
Results summary.................................................................................................................................................................................................................55
RECOMMENDATIONS............................................................................................................................ 58
References............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................62
About the authors and contributors .........................................................................................................................................................................................68

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