Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Nina Danielsson; Joshua Foss; Aaron Quesnel , pp. 125. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Nina Danielsson, Joshua Foss, Aaron Quesnel
Titel / Title: Solutions From Above: Using Rooftop Agriculture to Move Cities Towards Sustainability
Abstrakt Abstract:

Cities present many opportunities to improve socio-ecological sustainability through efficiencies of scale and access to resources and services. These benefits are often compromised by rapidly increasing urban populations demanding energy, water, resources and food that are sourced, produced and transported from rural areas in unsustainable ways. A systems level approach to understanding the complex challenges cities face is required to strategically plan for the future. Rooftop agriculture is one measure that can help address many sustainability problems cities are currently faced with. Our research aims to identify the role rooftop agriculture can play in moving society towards sustainability, the challenges it currently faces that may prevent it from being widely implemented, and how to overcome these challenges. To structure our research, we used the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD), a scientifically rigorous and peer reviewed model designed to manage the complexity of planning and decision-making towards sustainability. The culmination of this paper was the creation of a Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide, a practical resource that can help city stakeholders determine how to best use rooftop agriculture in their movement towards sustainability.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Urban Design
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Local Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Rooftop Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, Sustainability, Green Roofs, Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, City/Food Nexus

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8j2ff5
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/21/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Treva Wetherell
Examinator / Examiner: Tamara Connell
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Files & Access

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