Understanding competing motivations for urban agriculture: an analysis of U.S. municipal ordinance adoption

dc.contributor.advisor Gary Taylor
dc.contributor.author Vaage, Andrea
dc.contributor.department Community and Regional Planning
dc.date 2018-08-11T09:06:14.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:59:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:59:41Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.embargo 2016-06-02
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Municipalities are increasingly responding to zoning regulations that act as a barrier to the practice of urban agriculture activities. While there has been some case-study research on municipalities engaging in large urban agriculture policy efforts, a framework for analyzing urban agriculture ordinances on a national scale has not yet been established. This research is an exploratory analysis of the motivations for urban agriculture ordinance adoption utilizing a theoretical framework of neoliberalism to understand the potential for urban agriculture to be used either as a tool to reinforce or alter neoliberal structures. Responses from 34 municipalities throughout the United States that participated in a survey on urban agriculture ordinance adoption were utilized to construct a cluster analysis of cities based on levels of ordinance adoption and motivations for adoption. A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) analysis was used to determine differences between clusters on selected socioeconomic variables. The cluster analysis resulted in four clusters. Two clusters were low or average on both motivation and adoption variables. Two clusters had higher scores on either motivation or adoption variables, but differed in types of ordinances adopted and major motivations for adoption. Economic motivations were linked with adoption of commercial urban agriculture ordinances. Cultural and health motivations were linked with non-commercial, retail, and animal urban agriculture ordinances. Clusters with low engagement involved mostly government agencies in drafting ordinances, whereas more engaged clusters relied on government agencies and a variety of community groups in initial stages of ordinance adoption. The clusters that were least engaged in urban agriculture primarily had a Council-Manager form of government, compared to the higher engaged clusters with a Mayor-Council form of government.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14859/
dc.identifier.articleid 5866
dc.identifier.contextkey 8436056
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-4458
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/14859
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/29043
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Urban, Community and Regional Planning
dc.subject.disciplines Urban Studies and Planning
dc.subject.keywords Community and Regional Planning
dc.subject.keywords Sustainable Agriculture
dc.subject.keywords food systems
dc.subject.keywords municipal policy
dc.subject.keywords urban agriculture
dc.subject.keywords zoning
dc.title Understanding competing motivations for urban agriculture: an analysis of U.S. municipal ordinance adoption
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
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thesis.degree.discipline Sustainable Agriculture; Community and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Community and Regional Planning/Master of Science
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