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Géographie critique , Agriculture urbaine et systèmes alimentaires , Gentrification verte , Gouvernance et politique environnmentale urbaine , Justice environnementale

  • Professeur à l’INRS
  • Rédacteur-en-chef adjoint / Editor, Urban Geography

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Centre Urbanisation Culture Société

385, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal (Québec) H2X 1E3

Voir le centre

Intérêts de recherche

  • Géographie critique / théories critiques de l’urbain
  • Urban political ecology​ / gouvernance et politique environnementale urbaine / justice environnementale
  • Gentrification verte / éco-gentrification / développement urbain inégal
  • Agriculture urbaine / planification des systèmes alimentaires urbains / justice alimentaire
  • Racial capitalism, settler colonialism et urbanisation
  • Méthodes participatives et collaboratrices

Son équipe

Caroline Flory-Celini

Doctorat en études urbaines – CommunoSerre

Jackson Dos Santos Brito

Maîtrise en études urbaines – CommunoSerre

Georgina Morris

Maîtrise en études urbaines – Compost Contested

Florence Barnabé

Stagiaire (1er cycle, UQÀM) – CommunoSerre

Laurie Hétu

Stagiaire (1er cycle, UdeM) – Serres d’Inuit Nunangat

Clara Cobbett Labonté

Maîtrise en études urbaines – Resting Safe


2020 – Professeur-chercheur agrégé (Associate Professor), INRS – Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
2019 – Editor (Rédacteur-en-chef adjoint), Urban Geography
2022 – Editorial Board (Comité scientifique), The Journal of Peasant Studies
2018 – 2019 Professeur visiteur, Institut des sciences de l’environnement, UQÀM / Visiting Scholar, Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University
2017 – 2020 Associate Professor (Professeur agrégé), Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University
2011 – 2017 Assistant Professor (Professeur adjoint), Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University


2011 PhD, Geography, University of California, Berkeley
2004 MSc, Agroecology, North Carolina State University
2001 Certificat, Sustainable Agriculture, Central Carolina Community College
1996 BA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
1994 DEUF, Université Jean Moulin-Lyon III


Projets en cours

  • CommunoSerre : Intégration socio-technologique des serres communautaires et solidaires dans des quartiers urbains défavorisés affectés par la pandémie (INRS, 2021 – 2023)
  • Compost Contested: An Urban Political Ecology of Municipal Organic Waste Governance in Montreal (CRSH/SSHRC, 2021 – 2023)
  • Les serres dans l’Inuit Nunangat : sécurité alimentaire, changement climatique, et développement (INRS, 2021 – 2022)
  • RESTING SAFE: Collaborative Informal STEM Learning Between Researchers and Homeless Communities (National Science Foundation, 2020 – 2022)
  • Racial Capitalism, Settler Colonialism & the City (colloques/sessions @ AAG 2021 & IAG+NZGS 2021 + special issue)

Projets terminés



  • Séminaire pluridisciplinaire sur la ville (EUR 9133)


  • Perspectives interdisciplinaires dans l’étude des problématiques environnementales

Portland State University

  • Urban Environmental Issues
  • Sustainable Cities & Regions
  • Theorizing Urban Natures
  • Critical Urban Theory
  • Sociology & Politics of Urban Life
  • Feeding the City
  • Urban Agriculture & Food Systems
  • Participatory Research Methods for Community Development

University of California, Berkeley

  • Urban Agriculture
  • Natural Resources & Population
  • Development History & Theory
  • Agriculture at the Metropolitan Edge
  • Global Warming

Central Carolina Community College

  • Organic Crop Production
  • Appropriate Technology and International Development


Encadrement d’étudiant.e.s

Doctorat (en cours)

  • Caroline Flory-Celini
  • Logan Penvern (UQAM, co-direction) Les potagers domestique de Montréal : Contribution d’initiatives individuelles pour une sécurité alimentaire commune

Maîtrise (en cours)

  • Jackson Brito
  • Clara Cobbett Labonté
  • Georgina Morris

Diplômé.e.s (PhD)

  • Diana Denham (PSU, 2020) The Persistence of Indigenous Markets in Mexico’s Supermarket Revolution
  • Amy Coplen (PSU, 2019) Precarity, Organizing,and Sustainability in Portland’s Farm-to-Table Economy
  • Erin Goodling (PSU, 2017) Grassroots Resistance in the Sustainable City: Portland Harbor Superfund Site Contamination, Cleanup, and Collective Action

Diplômé.e.s (Maîtrise/Masters)

  • Amy Marion (PSU, 2019, co-direction avec Megan Horst) An Examination of Non-waged Labor and Local Food Movement Growth in the Southern Appalachians
  • Claire Bach (2017, PSU) Citizen-led Urban Agriculture and the Politics of Spatial Reappropriation in Montreal, Quebec 
  • Emily Becker (PSU, 2015) Beyond Fruit: Examining Community in a Community Orchard
  • Jen Turner (PSU, 2013) The View from the Table: An Analysis of Participant Reactions to Community-Based Dialogues on Food and Justice

Dans les médias

Radio / Balados / TV / Film

CKIA 88.3fm Radio Urbaine, Québec, reveille!, 15 déc 2021 

Radio-Canada, On va se le dire, 24 nov 2021

CBC Radio One Montreal 88.5 fm, Daybreak Montreal, 8 Aug 2019

Farm to Radio (podcast), 1 May 2018

Future Cities (podcast), 1 January 2018 

KXRY Portland 91.1 fm, 19 Jul 2017, “Grow PDX”

Growing Cities, feature-length documentary film, aired on 100+ PBS stations, film festivals, and screenings worldwide from 2013 to 2015

KXRY Portland 91.1 fm, 24 Jul 2014, “Thank You Democracy w/ Jefferson Smith”, 11 Feb 2014, “Greenhorns Radio” 

Grow Local”, Bay Localize, Fall 2011, 

KPIX San Francisco CBS Channel 5 News, 23 Sept 2011, “Lead affecting East Bay gardens”

KPFA Berkeley 94.1 fm, 5 Feb 2010, “Terra Verde

Presses / Livres

​Québec Science, « Des serres communautaires pour se prémunir contre l’insécurité alimentaire« , 11 nov 2021

INRS Actualités, 13 mai 2021, « L’agriculture urbaine, de l’initiative citoyenne à la réglementation politique” 

VRM, 19 Mar 2021, “Raconte-moi un terrain: Interview avec Nathan McClintock – Déterrer l’histoire des jardins afro-américains à Portland” 

La Presse, 27 Jan 2021, “Des serres urbaines pour réduire l’insécurité alimentaire” 

Urbania, 7 Oct 2020, “Ces cerveaux qui changent notre quotidien” 

INRS Actualités, 15 Sep 2020, “Nathan McClintock, professeur au Centre Urbanisation Culture Société” 

La Presse, 5 Aug 2019, “Haro sur l’éco-embourgeoisement

The Skanner, 6 Jul 2017, “Urban farming for everybody

Institute for Sustainable Solutions eNews, 6 Jul 2017, “Food Systems field trip features Latinx movements in agriculture and community-led retail business”

Switzer Foundation, 28 Jun 2017, “A Switzer Network Leadership story – Nathan McClintock: Urban agriculture and eco-gentrification

What a City is For: Remaking the Politics of Displacement by Matt Hern, MIT Press, 2016.

CityLab (The Atlantic), 8 Aug 2016, “Portland’s disappearing affordable bungalow

BBC, 11 Feb 2016, “Why you should think about becoming a farmer

PSU News, 10 Dec 2015, “PSU research to explore link between urban gardens and gentrification” 

Portland Business Journal, 16 Oct 2015, “PSU feeds demands for food systems education” 

Portland Tribune, 15 Sep 2015, “Urban gardens plant seeds of activism”    

OZY, 5 Jul 2015, “How to farm without breaking a sweat”   

The Globe and Mail, 3 Apr 2015, “Urban farmers at Grow Calgary tap into a different kind of cornucopia” 

Seedstock, 2 Dec 2014, “Urban agriculture: What’s really making a mark?” 

Capital Press (Salem, OR), 19 May 2014, “’Village farm’ a feature of development” 

EJ USA, Vol. 18, No. 10, April 2014, “Urban Farming” ·      

The Daily Cal (Berkeley, CA), 6 Feb 2014, “Students, faculty spearhead new possible food systems and sustainability minor”  

Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems by Philip Ackerman-Leist, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2013

Metroscape, Summer 2013, “Community Breeders: Animal husbandry in Portlandia” 

Oakland Local, 11 Nov 2013, “New State farm bill supports urban farming–once Oakland approves the ordinance”

Oregon Business, 17 Oct 2013, “C-stores fill food desert niche”

Civil Eats, 18 Apr 2013, “An instruction manual for fixing the food system

BioCycle, March 2012, “Urban Farming Grows in Oakland”

California Magazine, Fall 2011, “Justice—and Good Grub—For All” 

Sacramento Bee, 9 Oct 2011, “Should Oakland’s backyard farmers raise and kill animals for food?”

East Bay Express, 3 Aug 2011, “How Safe Is Your Soil?” (reprinted in Grist)

UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science, 20 Nov 2010, “Urban Farm a Classroom for Equitable Food Policy”

Oakland Local, 1 Jul 2010, “Growing Food on City Land: Challenging, but not impossible”

The Bay Citizen, 13 Jun 2010, “What’s In Your Dirt?”

Howard University News Service, 14 May 2010, “Pushing Vegetables, Fruits on the Corner”

Oakland Tribune, 6 Nov 2009, “Report finds Oakland’s edible potential” 

The Daily Cal  (Berkeley, CA), 30 Sep 2009, “Students Learn About Food From the Roots Up”

National Geographic, Sep 2008, “Dirt Poor: Haiti has lost its soil and the means to feed itself”


« Agricultura urbana y periurbana, seguridad alimentaria y sustentabilidad », Colloque avec Héctor Ávila Sánchez (UNAM), Matías García (Universidad Nacional de La Plata), et José Álvaro Hernández Flores (Colegio de México), 30 juin 2021.

« Agriculture urbaine et citoyens – se réapproprier notre ville », Colloque Mat’Inno avec Éric Duchemin (AU/LAB), Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal, 17 décembre 2020.

SÉRI 9, Vitrine Technologique, 17 nov 2020.

« The Rose that Grew from Concrete », Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) 6, University of Kentucky, Plenary panel avec Nik Heynen, Sapana Doshi et Carolyn Finney, 27 février 2016.

Introduction, 10th Annual Critical Geographies Mini-Conference, Portland State University, 14 novembre 2015.


Articles scientifiques

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. 45(3):498-515. (equal authorship)

Megan Horst, Nathan McClintock, Adrien Baysse-Lainé, Ségolène Darly, Flaminia Paddeu, Coline Perrin, Kristin Reynolds, and Christophe-Toussaint Soulard (2021) Translating land justice through comparison: A US-French dialogue and research agenda. Agriculture and Human Values 38:865-880

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 39(5):859-878. (equal authorship)

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 (2021) 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. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 91-108.

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, pp. 132-153.

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.


Recension / Compte rendu 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. En français.



Darly, Ségolène, Nathan McClintock, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, et Thomas Maillard (2020) Agriculture urbaine. In Dictionnaire critique de l’anthropocène. Paris: CNRS Editions, pp. 20-23.

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. En français.

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. En français.

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.