Bookreview: The Temporary City The focus on the temporary dimensions of the city is one of the main trends in planning and urbanism over the last five years. Used to be an urban art affair, the pop-up hype seems to get adopted in formal planning circuits. Now a book covers the recent years of temporary urban initiatives.
“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.” ~ Bill Mollison, Introduction to Permaculture
According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, there are about 10 million acres of farmland in Michigan and the state is home to 52,194 farms. As Detroit’s landscape has changed with depopulation, urban agriculture has sprung up in lots and fields across the city. Besides simply growing food, these are places to learn,