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What is Food Desert

Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development
An area that has no or minimal access to fresh food including fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. The stores that are typically located in the areas are limited to convenience or gas station stores.
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Sustainable Land Development Using Permaculture
Jody M. Luna (Conscious Designs, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8559-6.ch007
This multi-faceted case study investigates sustainable land development using permaculture as the design tool. Permaculture, coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, is a sustainable design theory that builds off three ethical principles used to produce a set of guidelines to follow in order to create an ecologically focused project. Permaculture, a contraction of perma-nent and initially agri-culture, has evolved to perma-nent and culture, understanding that without agriculture, culture is impossible. This chapter begins with an overview of the environmental issues followed by a description and brief history of sustainable development, with emphasis placed on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus will be a three-part case study examining different scales (urban, suburban, and rural) of permaculture land development in the midwestern United States (U.S.). These permaculture designs will illustrate how SDGs can be achieved to forge a sustainable future.
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Health and Race in America at the Macro, Meso, and Micro Levels
An area described by a paucity of healthy, affordable food options.
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