Sustainability in the Global City: Myth and Practice
Urban forest canopy, Wild plants, Edible -- Identification
Drawing on case studies of foraging in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, we point to foraging landscapes and practices within diverse urban forest spaces. We examine these spaces in relation to U.S. conservation and development processes and the effects of management and governance on species valued by foragers. These case studies reveal the everyday landscapes of urban foraging and suggest that ideas about what constitutes the suite of appropriate human-environment interactions in the sustainable city are contested and accommodated in diverse ways.
Hurley, Patrick T.; Emery, Marla R.; McLain, Rebecca; Poe, Melissa; Grabbatin, Brian; Goetcheus, Cari L. 2015. Whose urban forest? The political ecology of foraging urban nontimber forest products. In: Isenhour, C.; McDonogh, G.; Checker, M., eds. Sustainability in the global city, myth and practice. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press: 187-212. Chapter 7.