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CPUL’s London concept


Bohn & Viljoen Architects
2004 (concept)
2005 (book)

A CPUL (Continuous Productive Urban Landscape) is an urban green infrastructure that connects food production facilities of various sizes and types to other open spaces in cities. This interconnected network of food-producing landscapes based on urban agriculture aims to connect urban parcels with citizens and other food system activities, ultimately linking them to the rural landscape. 
The CPUL City concept envisions a future urban environment in which Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes are intentionally planned and designed to be integrated into existing and emerging cities. This approach takes a systems perspective and assumes that urban agriculture can contribute to more sustainable and resilient food systems while improving the spatial and socioeconomic quality of urban spaces.
A CPUL City serves as a platform for various activities in all sectors of the urban food system. While it may not be able to meet all of a city’s food needs, it has the potential to meet about one-third of its fruit and vegetable needs.
The CPUL CITY Toolkit: planning productive urban landscapes for European cities [PDF] 
IAAC Lecture Series 
Continuous Productive Urban Landscape(CPUL): Scattering the rural into the urban
Lecturer: Katrin Bohn – Bohn & Viljoen Architects
This lecture will examine issues and interdependencies when it comes to feeding our cities and the role urban and landscape design can play in their future. It will draw on examples from Bohn&Viljoen’s design research practice contextualising those within the current green infrastructure and nature-based solutions discourse.

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