Monthly Archives: June 2012

Urban Farming Symposium videos.

On May 18, 2012, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law held a symposium on Urban Farming. Below are videos of some of the presentations at the symposium. I hope you find them thought-provoking!

Posted in Uncategorized, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Self-help nuisance abatement.

People who possess an interest in property, such as property owners and tenants, have a legal right to the “quiet enjoyment” of their land. The law defines a violation of someone else’s right to quiet enjoyment of their land as … Continue reading

Posted in Nuisance, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Land Trusts.

What Is A Land Trust? A land trust is an organization, usually not-for-profit, that works to protect land and its natural resources. Land Trust Strategies: A land trust can use various strategies to protect land. It can purchase or otherwise acquire … Continue reading

Posted in Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Cuba: an urban agricultural model.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba’s central food distribution system also collapsed. The Cuban people suffered from acute food shortages, due to the sudden cutoff of Soviet imports: both imported food and imported pesticides, fertilizers, and other farming equipment. Before … Continue reading

Posted in Urban Agriculture Law Project, Vacant Lots |

Boston’s Pilot Urban Agriculture Rezoning Program.

Boston mayor Thomas Menino, chair of the US Council of Mayors’ Food Policy Taskforce, has instituted an urban agriculture zoning pilot program in the Dorchester neighborhood. The program works like this: zoning codes include complex maps of land use districts, … Continue reading

Posted in Land Use, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Zoning |