2,938 haManaged by consortium of local governments and professional farming organizationsManaged for economic, environmental and social functions, and preservation values
Urban Land Institute Los Angeles October 26, 2011 The Food Revolution –and its Impact on Real Estate
New Ruralism Framework • Bridges sustainable agriculture/local food and smart growth • Opportunities to grow and access fresh food across the transect • Agriculture – an integral element in metro-region sustainabilitySystems-based Place-based• regulations • foodsheds• distribution • appellations/districts• marketing • farm, ranch, or market
Organic & Artisan Community Foods & Public Food Hubs Health & Farmers Markets Agricultural OPPORTUNITIES Enterprise ZonesFood Policy ACROSS Councils SECTORS & DEMOGRAPHICS Agtourism & Rural Sustainability Lifestyle Planning Agricultural Ecosystem Land Services Preservation Markets
Opportunities Across TransectContext Production Types Place TypesUrban Backyard garden/balcony Garden district, garden city School/community garden Urban agriculture businessPeri-urban Ranchette, hobby farm Foodbelt, agricultural park Market garden Estate Commercial farm GrazingRural Diversified crops & Ag preservation district, animals appellation Commodity, mono-crop Grazing
Local Food & Ag System GoalsEnvironmental % food sold locally % of land in agriculture & using sustainable practices Habitat and landscape values Urban green waste and wastewater reuseSocial # people engaged and/or employed % of local food demand met % of population with access to fresh food Community networks strengthened Diverse ag and food cultural traditions supportedEconomic Land value and indirect viewshed value Production value Value added from processing, distribution & retail Rural economic development & agtourism
Preserve and restore a network of lands and waters to sustain the natural diversity, increase recreational opportunities and enhance the agricultural productivity of the San Francisco Bay Area. ~GREENPRINT~… working landscapes that provide healthy food for the region’sresidents and visitors, livelihoods for farmers and ranchers, andirreplaceable environmental and cultural resources for all ….
Sub-regional Scale Opportunities Fresno Southeast Growth Area Green Valley Specific Plan(SEGA) 13,000 acre development 2,000 acres with 1,000 with 1,800 acre food belt grazing & 500 acre farmAngwin Ecovillage~ 300 new homes+ 100 acre farm
Oeste Farms Conservancy Martial Cottle Park 600 acres – private land 290 acres – public land
7,000 ac Urban Edge Foodbelt in Coyote Valley What would it take ?
Agricultural Parks in the EU • Multifunctional – nature, culture, agriculture • Multi-jurisdictional – local, municipal, provincial, country, EU • Multiple actors - public commitment to preservation policiesBaix Llobregat Agricultural Park near Barcelona Parco Agricolo Sud Milano
New Ruralism R e - l o c a l i z i n g f o o d & agriculture• Creates opportunities for rural & urban place-making• Promotes local culture & community health• Advances regional sustainability• Contributes toward climate change mitigation www.sagecenter.org