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Rooftop urban agriculture / edited by Francesco Orsini, Marielle Dubbeling, Henk de Zeeuw, Giorgio Gianquinto.

Contributor(s): de Zeeuw, Henk [editor.] | Dubbeling, Marielle [editor.] | Gianquinto, Giorgio [editor.] | Orsini, Francesco [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Urban Agriculture: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017Edition: 1st ed. 2017.Description: xi, 394 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319862323 (pbk.); 9783319577203 (ebk.).Subject(s): Agriculture | Climatology | Regional planning | Urban ecology (Biology) | Urban economics | Urban planning | Agriculture | Climatology | Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning | Urban Ecology | Urban EconomicsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Rooftop urban agriculture; Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 630 ORS Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Preface -- Part 1) The status and challenges of rooftop agriculture -- 1. Introduction -- 2. A panorama of rooftop agriculture types -- 3. Rooftop Farming Policy -- Part 2) Design of rooftop agriculture systems -- 4. Elements of rooftop agriculture design -- 5. Soil based and simplified hydroponics rooftop gardens -- 6. Technology for Rooftop Greenhouses -- 7. Rooftop aquaponics -- 8 Integrating rooftop agriculture into urban infrastructure -- Part 3) Rooftop agriculture Management -- 9. Water Management and irrigation systems -- 10. Managing mineral nutrition in soilless culture -- 11 Sustainable pest management -- 12. Produce quality and safety -- Part 4) Multifunctional Rooftop Agriculture -- 13. Rooftop agriculture for improved food and nutrition security -- 14. Biodiversity of flora and fauna -- 15. Resilience to climate change -- 16. Resource Efficiency and Waste Avoidance -- 17. Community building and social justice aspects of rooftop agriculture -- 18. Designing green corridors network within cities: a case study in Vienna -- Part 5) A geography of rooftop agriculture in 20 projects -- 19 Introduction -- 19.1 Cases -- 19.1.2 Amman, Jordan - Mixed micro-farming on top of residential houses -- 19.1.2 Bangkok, Thailand - Energaia: rooftop production of spirulina -- 19.1.3 Barcelona, Spain - RTG-Lab, an experimental integrated rooftop greenhouse -- 19.1.4 Bengaluru, India - An organic terrace gardening -- 19.1.15 Bologna, Italy - The community rooftop garden of Via Gandusio -- 19.1.6 Boston, United States - Fenway Farms: a restaurant garden on a baseball stadium roof -- 19.1.7 Cairo, Egypt - Rooftop farming in informal settlements -- 19.1.8 Chicago, United States - Gotham Greens: the largest rooftop greenhouse in the world -- 19.1.9 Cincinnati, United States - The Rothenberg Rooftop Garden School; Byrna Bass, Edwin "Pope" Coleman -- 19.1.10 Gaza, Palestine - Rooftop aquaponics for family nutrition in the Gaza Strip -- 19.1.11 Hong Kong, China - Rooftop Republic at Fringe Club: an educational rooftop garden -- 19.1.12. Lima, Peru - Small-scale hydroponics in Villa El Salvador: the case of Ms Esther Flores -- 19.1.13. Melbourne, Australia - Fed Square Pop-Up Patch: a small-scale commercial allotment rooftop garden -- 19.1.14. Montreal, Canada - Culti-Vert, the productive green roof of Palais des congrès -- 19.1.15. Sao Paulo, Brazil - The Eldorado Shopping Centre rooftop garden -- 19.1.16. Singapore, Singapore - Spectra edible learning rooftop garden -- 19.1.17. Singapore, Singapore - ComCrop, a commercial aquaponics rooftop farm -- 5.2.18. The Hague, The Netherlands - UrbanFarmers de Schilde: a commercial aquaponic farm and the largest rooftop farm in Europe -- 19.1.19. Toluca, Mexico - A small-scale commercial rooftop greenhouse -- 19.1.20. Toronto, Canada - Ryerson Urban Farm, Toronto: an educational rooftop garden -- Part 6) Conclusions -- Index.
Summary: This book guides architects, landscape designers, urban planners, agronomists and society on the implementation of sustainable rooftop farming projects. The interdisciplinary team of authors involved stresses the different approaches and the multi-faceted forms that rooftop farming may assume in any context. While rooftop farming experiences are sprouting all over the world the need for scientific evidence on the most suitable growing solutions, policies and potential benefits emerges. This volume brings together existing experiences as well as suggestions for planning future sustainable cities.
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Preface -- Part 1) The status and challenges of rooftop agriculture -- 1. Introduction -- 2. A panorama of rooftop agriculture types -- 3. Rooftop Farming Policy -- Part 2) Design of rooftop agriculture systems -- 4. Elements of rooftop agriculture design -- 5. Soil based and simplified hydroponics rooftop gardens -- 6. Technology for Rooftop Greenhouses -- 7. Rooftop aquaponics -- 8 Integrating rooftop agriculture into urban infrastructure -- Part 3) Rooftop agriculture Management -- 9. Water Management and irrigation systems -- 10. Managing mineral nutrition in soilless culture -- 11 Sustainable pest management -- 12. Produce quality and safety -- Part 4) Multifunctional Rooftop Agriculture -- 13. Rooftop agriculture for improved food and nutrition security -- 14. Biodiversity of flora and fauna -- 15. Resilience to climate change -- 16. Resource Efficiency and Waste Avoidance -- 17. Community building and social justice aspects of rooftop agriculture -- 18. Designing green corridors network within cities: a case study in Vienna -- Part 5) A geography of rooftop agriculture in 20 projects -- 19 Introduction -- 19.1 Cases -- 19.1.2 Amman, Jordan - Mixed micro-farming on top of residential houses -- 19.1.2 Bangkok, Thailand - Energaia: rooftop production of spirulina -- 19.1.3 Barcelona, Spain - RTG-Lab, an experimental integrated rooftop greenhouse -- 19.1.4 Bengaluru, India - An organic terrace gardening -- 19.1.15 Bologna, Italy - The community rooftop garden of Via Gandusio -- 19.1.6 Boston, United States - Fenway Farms: a restaurant garden on a baseball stadium roof -- 19.1.7 Cairo, Egypt - Rooftop farming in informal settlements -- 19.1.8 Chicago, United States - Gotham Greens: the largest rooftop greenhouse in the world -- 19.1.9 Cincinnati, United States - The Rothenberg Rooftop Garden School; Byrna Bass, Edwin "Pope" Coleman -- 19.1.10 Gaza, Palestine - Rooftop aquaponics for family nutrition in the Gaza Strip -- 19.1.11 Hong Kong, China - Rooftop Republic at Fringe Club: an educational rooftop garden -- 19.1.12. Lima, Peru - Small-scale hydroponics in Villa El Salvador: the case of Ms Esther Flores -- 19.1.13. Melbourne, Australia - Fed Square Pop-Up Patch: a small-scale commercial allotment rooftop garden -- 19.1.14. Montreal, Canada - Culti-Vert, the productive green roof of Palais des congrès -- 19.1.15. Sao Paulo, Brazil - The Eldorado Shopping Centre rooftop garden -- 19.1.16. Singapore, Singapore - Spectra edible learning rooftop garden -- 19.1.17. Singapore, Singapore - ComCrop, a commercial aquaponics rooftop farm -- 5.2.18. The Hague, The Netherlands - UrbanFarmers de Schilde: a commercial aquaponic farm and the largest rooftop farm in Europe -- 19.1.19. Toluca, Mexico - A small-scale commercial rooftop greenhouse -- 19.1.20. Toronto, Canada - Ryerson Urban Farm, Toronto: an educational rooftop garden -- Part 6) Conclusions -- Index.

This book guides architects, landscape designers, urban planners, agronomists and society on the implementation of sustainable rooftop farming projects. The interdisciplinary team of authors involved stresses the different approaches and the multi-faceted forms that rooftop farming may assume in any context. While rooftop farming experiences are sprouting all over the world the need for scientific evidence on the most suitable growing solutions, policies and potential benefits emerges. This volume brings together existing experiences as well as suggestions for planning future sustainable cities.

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