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Record number 562299
Title Rooftop systems for urban agriculture
Author(s) Appolloni, Elisa; Orsini, Francesco; Stanghellini, Cecilia
Source In: Achieving sustainable urban agriculture / Wiskerke, H., London : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited (Achieving sustainable urban agriculture ) - ISBN 9781786763167 - p. 123 - 142.
DOI https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0063.09
Department(s) Horticulture & Product Physiology
PE&RC
GTB Tuinbouw Technologie
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2020
Abstract Urban population growth, consequent competition in land use, climate change and lack of productive resources are some of the problems that are currently making necessary a new form of agriculture free from soil exploitation and able to ensure food security to urban dwellers in the most sustainable way. Rooftop farming is a form of building-base agriculture that may help to address not only global nutritional uncertainty, but also social, environmental and economic issues such as social exclusion, heat island effect, storm water damages and urban poverty. This chapter describes the forms, architecture, design elements and management of rooftop farming, as well as presenting case studies from around the world. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.
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