Berlin’s urban gardeners reach for their pitchforks to fight off the developers

See on Scoop.itUrban Choreography

Capital’s kleingarten, which have helped earn its status as one of Europe’s greenest cities, under threat from property investors

Donovan Gillman‘s insight:

Here in Cape Town our mayor Patricia De Lille is wreaking havoc on a the cities food security by allowing development in an area of of agricultural food production within the cities urban boundary – the Philipi Agricultural area, to satisfy political campaign promises to build low-income housing  without having to face up to selling urban brownfield sites that can be converted to high-end residential property, with high rates and taxes. rather than mixed -use low income development closer to the cities core, with low rates and a high social security cost to the city.

Are politicians any different anywhere – but how does one balance a cities books – the truth is seldom as simple as media campaigns make out!

See on www.theguardian.com

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