Michael Hardman

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Michael Hardman is based at Salford University where he is Lecturer in Geography. He is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in a variety of topics: from spatial planning, to urban geography and environmental management.

His core focus is around food security, particularly attempts to introduce agricultural activity into cities (also known as ‘urban agriculture’), whether this is through formal or informal means.

Michael is currently involved in a variety of projects around the idea of urban agriculture and has published in a variety of high-impact journals, keynoted at several major events and spoke at numerous international conferences on the topic. His book ‘Informal Urban Agriculture: the Secret Lives of Guerrillas Gardeners’ was the first in the Springer international urban agricultural series.