A Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture
American Geophysical Union (2018) - A first of its kind paper that uses a macro-framework incorporating Google Earth Engine to assess the potential net global impacts of Urban Agriculture for key ecosystem services, including food security, nitrogen and carbon sequestration, and stormwater runoff.
The Potential for Urban Agriculture in New York City
Columbia University’s Earth Institute (2012) - A comprehensive study of both the potential for urban agriculture in NYC and the potential benefits of urban agriculture for NYC.
Vacant Lots to Vibrant Plots
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (2016) - An extensive literature review of academic and grey literature on the benefits of various types of urban agriculture, with a focus on community gardening.
Urban Agriculture Impacts: Social, Health, and Economic: A Literature Review
Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis (2013) - A literature review of the social, health and economic impacts of urban agriculture that also seeks to identify current trends, efforts, and gaps in the research.
The Environmental Benefits of Urban Agriculture on Unused, Impermeable and Semi-Permeable Spaces in Major Cities With a Focus on Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania (2012) - A dissertation that assesses the environmental impact of urban community gardens, including their ability to reduce stormwater runoff, mitigate heat island effect and improve air quality.