Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Serenbe: a case study in Agricultural Urbanism
by Gotherman, Charles Alexander, M.L.A., Mississippi State University, 2013, 351; 1543339
Abstract (Summary)

Despite the overwhelming role food plays in our everyday lives, the both new and old phenomenon of incorporating food systems into master planned communities has largely been overlooked. The in-progress community of Serenbe located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia is breaking this trend. The mixed use 1,000 acre community has already included many food and agriculture elements such as an organic farm, farmers' market, grocery store, farm-to-table restaurants and edible landscaping - making it an exemplar case of an emerging planning strategy called Agricultural Urbanism.

While many are heralding Serenbe for its strides as a community that incorporates agriculture into its design, the problem is that the full impact of this project remains unknown. In utilizing the case study method for landscape architecture developed by Francis (2001), this thesis examines the process, current state and projected outcomes of including Agricultural Urbanism into the Serenbe Community.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fulford, Charles Taze, III.
Commitee: Seymour, Michael, Wilkerson, G. Wayne
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Landscape Architecture
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Landscape architecture, Sustainability, Urban planning
Keywords: Agrarian Urbanism, Agricultural urbansim, Case study, Community supported agriculture, Placemaking, Urban agriculture
Publication Number: 1543339
ISBN: 978-1-303-29562-1
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