Authors/Contributors

Travis J. Telemaque

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

urban agriculture, food production, farming, sustainability

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

This study suggests that solar design strategies can influence a more sustainable approach to food production, focusing on New York City to determine a potential site in which an urban farm can be integrated. Specific case studies are presented to determine whether urban agriculture can be developed in an economical and sustainable manner. Additionally, Several factors were analyzed including solar exposure, renewable resources, site accessibility, and development potential. This prototype urban farm will expose people to three categories of food production; controlled environment agriculture, productive vegetated facades, and rooftop agriculture.

Integrating food production into dense urban areas can reconnect us with food and create more resilient cities. I conclude that building technology and design can adapt to feed the increasing urban populous.

Source

local input

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