Hostile cities, engineering localism and other delusions of urban agriculture.

This is a transcript of a talk that I gave at the ‘Gardens of Justice’, Critical Legal Conference at the Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Stockholm in Septmeber 2012.

Lenin’s Hatred of Allotments

We on the Left today tend to think that class struggle and environmentalism are natural bedfellows. We tend to forget that there are differences between Green and Left political outlooks which remain difficult to reconcile. Can the greater state of localism and sustainability which urban agriculture represents, for example, really be politically-engineered?