Envisioning a Sustainable Urban Landscape

In my last post, “Urban Food Forests: A Policy Proposal,” I began by noting that relocalising food production – especially in urban centres – is absolutely critical to decarbonising our economies and making our communities more resilient. I stated that my vision of a sustainable urban landscape (a vision you might share?) is one where the streets are lined with fruit and nut trees, supplying the community with a greater portion of its own food.

The policy proposal document I posted was obviously drafted with respect to my local Council, the City of Moreland. But I have since redrafted the document to make it generic. This means that if you agree with the vision in the policy proposal, you can now send the generic document to your city council, since the new document is not limited to the City of Moreland, or even Australia. It’s now a general policy document that can be submitted to any city council.

It can be downloaded here

If you want to see more local food production – in particular, if you want to see more fruit and nut trees line the streets of your locality – please consider submitting this new policy proposal to your local council. This is potentially a significant form of political activism, and one that should only take about 5 or 10 minutes to enact. Your support would be greatly appreciated; together we could achieve a great deal.

Imagine you were responsible for enriching your suburb with productive fruit trees? What a legacy to leave your community!

As the poet Goethe once wrote: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”


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