(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

We don’t have no neighbourhood’ : advanced marginality and urban agriculture in Detroit

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DRAUS P.J. (1) ; RODDY J. (1) ; MCDUFFIE A. (2) ;
(1) Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Wayne State University, Detroit, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines marginality and urban agriculture in Detroit. This area is the projected site of an urban agriculture (UA) project, which proposes to utilise vacant land and economically marginalized residents to produce marketable products and services. With a few exceptions, neighbourhood respondents had little hope of improvement occurring in the neighbourhood anytime soon, and few expectations for UA to alter the daily life or social dynamic of the area. While some neighbourhood improvement efforts were viewed positively, others were regarded with intense suspicion, indicating that idealistic UA efforts may have some work to do in terms of engaging residents and offsetting legacies of displacement as well as on-going marginalisation


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no12 [pp. 2523-2538]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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