Research and Academic

This page offers links to various academic works on the subject of urban agriculture, including mapping, walking, and beekeeping. These include published work, exhibitions, presentations, and thesis work including my Ph.D. Broadly, my interest, research, and experience lie in urban, intensive, or crisis-related primary food production. This research covers qualitative and quantitative mapping for urban agriculture, community food-gardening in the UK context and urban beekeeping, aquaponics and hydroponics.

Publication: Cultivating refuge: the role of urban agriculture amongst refugees

Title of paper: Cultivating refuge: the role of urban agriculture amongst refugees and forced migrants in the Kurdistan region of Iraq Cultivating refuge: the role of urban agriculture…

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Forced Migration Review

Thriving spaces: greening refugee settlements Authors: Dr. Carrie Perkins, Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford and Dr. Mikey Tomkins By incorporating urban agriculture initiatives within refugee camp settings, the concept of…

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Press: Gardens of Hope

Article published in Gardens Illustrated, Caroline Beck (2018) “Gardens of Hope” explores the work of the Lemon Tree Trust in Northern Iraq. Article available here. 

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Transforming Land, Transforming Lives

Co-authored report for the Lemon Tree Trust that details the work on UA and refugees.  From the introduction “At Lemon Tree Trust, we believe that urban agriculture –…

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Humanitarian innovation publication 2015

Report by the Humanitarian Innovation Project at Oxford, entitled ‘Refugee Innovation: Humanitarian innovation that starts with communities’ was launched in 2015 at the Humanitarian Innovation Conference. Co-authored by…

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Who makes the city?

Published book, “Why we need small cows: ways to design for urban agriculture”. The chapter is called, “Who makes the city”, co-authored with Andre Viljoen and Katrin Bohn. it discusses…

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Second Nature.Bricks and Nectar: Urban beekeeping in London.

“Second Nature. Urban Agriculture: Designing productive Cities” won the President’s prize 2015 at the RIBA awards for publications.  Chapter title: Bricks and nectar: Urban beekeeping with specific reference to urban…

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PhD: Everyday community food gardening and the contribution to Urban agriculture

I completed my PhD entitled “Everyday community food gardening and its contribution to Urban agriculture” at the University of Brighton, in the school of Architecture and design. My supervisors…

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Publication: Footprint Journal. Issue # 10/11, Spring 2012

Flâneuring, Edible Mapping and Feeding Imaginations This paper discusses the edible map project and walks in Hackney, London, 2010-2011 Title of Paper: You Are Hungry: Flâneuring, Edible Mapping…

The Edible Map project

Publication: Sustainable food Planning: evolving theory and practice

Title of chapter: Architecture et al: food gardening as spatial co-authorship on London Housing estates Published in: Sustainable food Planning: evolving theory and practice. Ed Andre Viljoen and…

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Publication: The ‘Ugly Sister’ of Garden History

The ‘Ugly Sister’ of Garden History: The Capital’s Nineteenth-century Market Gardens as Depicted by Thomas Milne’s Land Utilization Map. A Possible Visualisation for a Contemporary Urban Agriculture? In…

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Publication: Places for People, Places for Plants.

Places for People, Places for Plants: Evolving Thoughts on Continuous Productive Urban Landscape Abstract This joint paper reviews the role of urban agriculture within the context of the…

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The Edible Urban Landscape

From 2004 – 2006 I under took a large quantitative mapping project in south London. The purpose of this research was to answer questions about land availability in…

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