Roles of Urban Agriculture towards Contributing Sustainable Cities: A scoping review


  • Nurulanis Ahmad College of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Zarita Ahmad College of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Yasmin Mohd Adnan Department of Real Estate, Faculty of Built Environment, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W. Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Chyi Lin Lee School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, High Street, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia



Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Cities, Role of Urban Agriculture, Scoping Review


This study explores the roles of UA in creating sustainable urban environments. Employing a scoping review based on Arksey and O'Malley's five-stage framework, the research utilizes NVIVO for thematic analysis to develop a conceptual model. This study emphasizes key UA roles, such as addressing food insecurity and promoting recreation, aesthetics, biodiversity, health, and overall well-being. While acknowledging UA benefits, the findings highlight a significant knowledge gap regarding multidimensional attributes essential for urban sustainability. This research helps achieve diverse, sustainable development goals such as SDGs 2, 11, and 13, contributing to more informed and effective urban planning practices.



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How to Cite

Ahmad, N., Ahmad, Z., Mohd Adnan, Y., & Lee , C. L. (2024). Roles of Urban Agriculture towards Contributing Sustainable Cities: A scoping review. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 289–297.



Urban Environment / Urban Psychology