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Areas of expertise

Critical geography , Environmental justice , Green gentrification , Urban agriculture and food systems

  • Professor

Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre

385 Sherbrooke Street E.
Montreal, Quebec  H2X 1E3

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Articles scientifiques

Claire E. Bach and Nathan McClintock (2021) Reclaiming the city one plot at a time? DIY garden projects, radical democracy, and the politics of spatial appropriation. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.


Nathan McClintock, Christiana Miewald, and Eugene McCann (2021) Governing urban agriculture: Formalization, resistance, and re-visioning in two ‘green cities’. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.


Levi Van Sant, Mona Domosh, Elizabeth Hennessy, Mohammed Rafi Arefin, Nathan McClintock, and Sharlene Mollett (2018) Historical geographies of, and for, the present. Progress in Human Geography 44(1):168-188.


Nathan McClintock (2018) Urban agriculture, racial capitalism, and resistance in the settler-colonial city. Geography Compass 12(6):e12373.


Paddeu, Flaminia, Nathan McClintock, and Christophe-Toussaint Soulard (2018) De l’agriculture urbaine à la justice alimentaire : regards critiques franco-américains. Urbanités 10(1).


Gail Langellotto, Andony Melathopolous, Isabella Messer, Aaron Anderson, Nathan McClintock, and Lucas Costner (2018) Garden pollinators and the potential for ecosystem service flow to urban and peri-urban agriculture. Sustainability 10(6):1-16.


Nathan McClintock (2018) Cultivating (a) sustainability capital: Urban agriculture, eco-gentrification, and the uneven valorization of social reproduction. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108(2):579-590.

Nathan McClintock and Michael Simpson (2018) Stacking functions: Identifying motivational frames guiding urban agriculture organizations and businesses in the United States and Canada. Agriculture and Human Values 35(1):19-39.


Darly, Ségolène and Nathan McClintock (2017) Urban agriculture in the neoliberal city: Critical European perspectives. Introduction to a Themed Section. ACME: A Journal of Critical Geographies 16(2):224-231.


Darly, Ségolène and Nathan McClintock (2017) Agriculture urbaine et ville néolibérale : perspectives critiques venues d’Europe. Introduction à un dossier thématique. ACME: A Journal of Critical Geographies 16(2):224-231. (equal authorship)


Megan Horst, Nathan McClintock, and Lesli Hoey (2017) The intersection of planning, urban agriculture, and food justice: A review of the literature. Journal of the American Planning Association 83(3):277-295.


Charles Z. Levkoe, Nathan McClintock, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Amy K. Coplen, Jennifer Gaddis, Joann Lo, Felipe Tendick-Matesanz, and Analyse Weiler (2016) Forging links between food chain labor activists and academics. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 6(2):1-14.


Nathan McClintock, Dillon Mahmoudi, Michael Simpson, and Jacinto Pereira Santos (2016) Socio-spatial differentiation in the Sustainable City: A mixed-methods assessment of residential gardens in metropolitan Portland, Oregon, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 148:1-16.


Nathan McClintock (2015) A critical physical geography of urban soil contamination. Geoforum 65:69-85.


Erin Goodling, Jamaal Green, and Nathan McClintock (2015) Uneven development of the sustainable city: Shifting capital in Portland, Oregon. Urban Geography 36(4):504-527. (equal authorship)


Nathan McClintock, Esperanza Pallana, and Heather Wooten (2014) Urban livestock ownership, management, and regulation in the United States: An exploratory survey and research agenda. Land Use Policy 38:426-440.


Rebecca Lave, Matthew Wilson, Elizabeth Barron, Christine Biermann, Mark Carey, Chris Duvall, Leigh Johnson, Maria Lane, Nathan McClintock, Darla Munroe, Rachel Pain, James Proctor, Bruce Rhoads, Morgan Robertson, Jairus Rossi, Nathan Sayre, Gregory Simon, Marc Tadaki, and Christopher Van Dyke (2014) IIntervention: Critical physical geography. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien 58(1):1-10.


Nathan McClintock (2014) Radical, reformist, and garden-variety neoliberal: Coming to terms with urban agriculture’s contradictions. Local Environment 19(2):147-171.


Nathan McClintock, Jenny Cooper, and Snehee Khandeshi (2013) Assessing the potential contribution of vacant land to vegetable production and consumption in Oakland, California. Landscape and Urban Planning 111:46-58.


Nathan McClintock (2012) Assessing soil lead contamination at multiple scales in Oakland, California: Implications for urban agriculture and environmental justice. Applied Geography 35(1-2):460-473.


Nathan McClintock, Heather Wooten, and Alethea Brown (2012) Towards a food policy “first step” in Oakland, California: A food policy council’s efforts to promote urban agriculture zoning. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 2(4):15-42.


Nathan McClintock (2010) Why farm the city? Theorizing urban agriculture through a lens of metabolic rift. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society 3(2):191–207.


Nathan McClintock and Amadou Makhtar Diop (2005) Soil fertility management and compost use in Senegal’s Peanut Basin. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 3(2):79-91.


Numéros de revue

Ségolène Darly and Nathan McClintock (Dir). 2017. Urban Agriculture in the Neoliberal City: Critical European Perspectives. ACME: An International Journal of Critical Geographies 16(2).


Chapitres de livre

Nathan McClintock (under review) Nullius no more: Valorizing vacancy through urban agriculture in the ‘green’ settler city . In C. O’Callaghan & C. Di Feliciantonio (eds) The New Urban Ruins: Vacancy, Urban Politics, and International Experiments in the Post-Crisis City.


Emily Becker and Nathan McClintock (2020) The Cost of Low-Hanging Fruit: An Orchard, a Non-Profit, and Changing Community in Portland, Oregon. In A. Alkon, Y. Kato, J. Sbicca (eds) A Recipe for Gentrification: Food, Power, and Resistance in the City. New York: NYU Press.


Nathan McClintock (2018) Cultivating (a) Sustainability Capital: Urban Agriculture, Eco-Gentrification, and the Uneven Valorization of Social Reproduction. In N. Heynen (ed) Social Justice and the City. New York: Routledge.


Nathan McClintock, Christiana Miewald, and Eugene McCann (2018) The Politics of Urban Agriculture: Sustainability, Governance, and Contestation. In Kevin Ward, Andrew E.G. Jonas, Byron Miller and David Wilson (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Spaces of Urban Politics. London: Routledge, pp. 361-374.


Nathan McClintock, Alex Novie, and Matthew Gebhardt (2017) Is It Local… Or Authentic and Exotic? Ethnic Food Carts and Gastropolitan Habitus on Portland’s Eastside. In Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel (eds) Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 285-309.


Nathan McClintock (2017) Preface. In Antoinette WinklerPrins (ed) Global Urban Agriculture. Stylus/CABI, pp. xi-xvi.


Jennifer Turner, Nathan McClintock, Monica Cuneo, Alex Novie, and Sally Eck (2016). Who is at the Table? Fostering Anti-Oppression Practice through a Food Justice Dialogue Series. In Jennifer Allen et al. (eds) Sustainable Solutions: Let Knowledge Serve the City. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing, pp. 104-119.


Nathan McClintock and Michael Simpson (2016) Cultivating in Cascadia: Comparing Urban Agriculture Policy and Practice in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. In Julie Dawson and Alfonso Morales (eds) Cities of Farmers: Urban Agricultural Practices and Processes. Iowa City: U of Iowa Press, pp. 59-82.


Nathan McClintock (2011) From Industrial Garden to Food Desert: Demarcated Devalution in the Flatlands of Oakland, California. In Alison Alkon and Julian Agyeman (eds) Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 89-120.


Nathan McClintock (2006) Senegal’s Cooperative Movement. In Rene van Weenhuizen (ed.) Cities Farming for the Future: Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities. Ottawa: IDRC/RUAF.


Critiques de livres

Nathan McClintock (2017) Book Review/ Compte rendu: Doing Community-Based Research: Perspectives from the Field by Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, Laura Ryser, and Don Manson (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016, 352 pp.). The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien 61(4).


Nathan McClintock (2017) Book Review: The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City by Lucas N.N. Burke and Judson Jeffries (University of Washington Press, 2016). Southern California Quarterly 99(2):242-244.


Christine C. Caruso, Nathan McClintock, Gail Myers, Evan Weissman, Hank Herrera, Daniel Block & Kristin Reynolds (2016). Book Review Forum: Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City by Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen (University of Georgia Press, 2016). The AAG Review of Books 4(4):234-243.


Nathan McClintock (2014) Book Review: California Cuisine and Just Food. By Sally K. Fairfax, Louise Nelson Dyble, Greig Tor Guthey, Lauren Gwin, Monica Moore, and Jennifer Sokolove (MIT Press, 2012). Pacific Historical Review 83(1):172-173.


Rapports de recherche / Livres blancs

Éric Duchemin & Nathan McClintock (2020) L’apport alimentaire de l’agriculture urbaine sociale aux villes en temps de crise : le cas de Montréal. Carnet de recherche AU/Lab, Montréal, QC.


Laura Combs & Nathan McClintock (2017) Comparing Urban Agriculture in Four Areas of Portland: Mapping & Survey Results. Portland State University, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland, OR.


Glen T. Daigger, Joshua P. Newell, Nancy G. Love, Nathan McClintock, Mary Gardiner, Eugene Mohareb, Megan Horst, Jennifer Blesh, & Anu Ramaswami (2016) Scaling Up Agriculture in City-Regions to Mitigate FEW System Impacts. School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 5-6, 2015.


Nathan McClintock & Michael Simpson (2014) A Survey of Urban Agriculture Organizations and Businesses in the US & Canada: Preliminary Results. Portland State University, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland, OR.


Oakland Food Policy Council (2010) Transforming the Oakland Food System: A Plan for Action. OFPC, Oakland, CA. (contributor)


Nathan McClintock & Jenny Cooper (2009, revised 2010) Cultivating the Commons: An Assessment of the Potential for Urban Agriculture on Oakland’s Public Land. City Slicker Farms / HOPE Collaborative / Food First, Oakland, CA.


Nathan McClintock (2008) From Industrial Garden to Food Desert: Unearthing the Root Structure of Urban Agriculture in Oakland, California. Berkeley: Institute for the Study of Social Change Working Paper No. 32.


Nathan C. McClintock (2005) Compost Production and Use in Sustainable Farming Systems. Center for Environmental Farming Systems Field Notes for Farmers No.1 (NC Cooperative Extension Publication #AG-676-01W).


Nathan C. McClintock (2004) Regenerative Agriculture for Haiti’s Central Plateau—A Sustainable Foundation for Food and Nutrition Security. Zanmi Lasante Paris. French version.




Darly, Ségolène, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, Nathan McClintock, et Thomas Maillard (2020) “Agriculture urbaine” In Dictionnaire critique de l’anthropocène. Paris: CNRS Editions.


System of rice intensification (SRI) in Mali. Agroecology Case Studies, Oakland Institute/Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa.


Integrating livestock, agroforestry, organic vegetable production, farmer cooperatives and extension in Rwanda. Agroecology Case Studies, Oakland Institute/Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa. Also in French.


The Machobane farming system in Lesotho. Agroecology Case Studies, Oakland Institute/Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa.


Women’s association for compost and other agroecological practices in Burkina Faso. Agroecology Case Studies, Oakland Institute/Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa.


Organic cotton production in West Africa. Agroecology Case Studies, Oakland Institute/Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa. Also in French.


Nathan McClintock (2010) “Agricultural Extension” In P. Robbins, D. Mulvaney, & J.G. Golson (eds) Green Society. Vol. 3: Green Food. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.


Nathan McClintock (2008) “Sustainable Agriculture” and “Biotechnology” In R.M. Juang & N. Morrissette (eds). Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio.


N.C. McClintock and I.M. El-Tahir (2004) “Hibiscus sabdariffa (L.)” In G.J.H. Gruebben & L.O. Denton (eds.) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2: Vegetables. Waginengen,: PROTA Foundation, pp. 321-326. (co-authored w/ I.M. El-Tahir)