Urban gardening (UG) as a component of urban agriculture (UA) has reached popularity during the last decades. This growing interest depends on several factors including the different functions that have been attributed to UG over the years, operating from the economic to the social, health and cultural levels. While multifunctionality of UG is well documented, only a few studies investigated individual gardeners’ motivations, which can be subjective and heavily affected by the local context in which it takes place. The paper aims to detect some peculiar features of Milan city gardeners, in order to highlight the motivations of their activity through an innovative and replicable approach based on multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) and hierarchical clustering analysis (HCA).TheanalysishasbeenappliedtotheMilancasestudy,intheNorthofItaly;theresultssuggest a great importance of the social component of UG, and trace some different gardeners’ proﬁles.
Urban Gardeners’ Motivations in a Metropolitan City : The Case of Milan / G. Ruggeri, C. Mazzocchi, S. Corsi. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 8:11(2016 Oct 27), pp. 1099.1-1099.19.
|Titolo:||Urban Gardeners’ Motivations in a Metropolitan City : The Case of Milan|
RUGGERI, GIORDANO (Primo)
MAZZOCCHI, CHIARA (Secondo)
CORSI, STEFANO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||urban agriculture; urban gardening; food planning; multiple correspondence analysis; survey|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||27-ott-2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su8111099|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|