Yes to local urban agriculture – No to a temporary parking lot!!!

“Save R-URBAN, an internationally acclaimed professional and citizen initiative of resilient regeneration in Colombes, near Paris, and persuade the municipality and other authorities of the general interest of preserving this project whose main site in Colombes is currently threaten to …
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Pavillon, EPFL

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LANDSCAPE STRATEGY

The landscape strategy transforms the EPFL into an Agro-Pastoral Campus which combines the meeting, study, and events spaces of a campus with productive, prairie, wild, and wetland biotope communities to reawaken the connection to pre-existing conditions. These biotopes …
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AGRI-Culture – ville et champs, Geneva 2014

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AGRI-Culture addresses three basic topics: the recovery and reclamation of water, the growing, planting, harvesting and

celebrating of food and the appropriation and animation of place.

WATER RECUPERATION

Rainwater harvesting is an essential component to successful
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EARTHLING, SEEDLING – LAUSANNE JARDINS 2014

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Earthling + Seedling addresses the preciousness of resources such as water and energy, the cycle of growing, planting,
harvesting and enjoying plants for food and the relationships of people and place.

WATER AND ENERGY

Water is a resource which …
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Quartier de la praille, genève

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Ce site est appréhendé comme une articulation majeure entre différentes formes et activités urbaines (concentration des grands axes de communication, plate-forme multimodale, quartiers d’affaires,  quartiers d’habitations etc.), entre grandes entités paysagères identitaires de la région et espaces urbains genevois.

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Landworks laboratorio del paesaggio 2012 (L3)

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The Landworks laboratorio del paesaggio 2012 (L3) situates its activity within the second official installation of Landworks. Founded by the assemblage of eleven young researchers from North America, Europe and Asia, the team performs within the geomorphologic limits of the …
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MULTIFUNCTIONAL AGRICULTURE

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The thesis develops a research project in  Rome suburbs and it takes account of an area where is expected the edification of 2 new neighborhoods for 4500 inhabitants.
We asked ourselves what …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits du Valon à Lausanne

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M.E.P La Casaz

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Le MEP de la Casaz, à Bulle vise la qualité d’intégration paysagère d’un nouvel ensemble de logements dans un tissu villageois de faible densité. Le site, à proximité immédiate du centre, offre un cadre paysager exceptionnel bénéficiant de vues remarquables, …
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Légumes du lac : Bains des Pâquis, geneva

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L’insertion de la production alimentaire en milieu urbanisé est un processus pouvant répondre à différentes logiques, à la fois top-down comme nous avons pu le voir précédemment ou bottom-up. L’exemple des Bains des Pâquis résulte d’une impulsion individuelle, née d’une …
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O’Hare Urban Garden

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In 2011, Chicago O’Hare installed the world’s first aeroponic garden in an airport. Chard, jalapeno peppers, lettuces, tomatoes, herbs, and other products are grown without the use of soil in a tower of nutrient solution. There are twenty six towers …
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Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes, Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe

This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted ‘compact city’ solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, …
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Agro-Housing

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Agro-Housing, a multi-storey apartment block proposal by Israeli practice Knafo Klimor Architects, was the winning submission for a site in China in the second Living Steel international design competition in 2007. It is one of the many proposals seen in …
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Inuvik Community Greenhouse

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The Inuvik Community Greenhouse is the most northern greenhouse in North America located just above the 68th parallel, roughly 2 degrees north of the Arctic Circle. It is home to the Community Garden Society of Inuvik – a non-profit organization …
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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden

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“50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden, initially called Baisley Park Community Garden, is inspired by the Kitchen Gardens of Villandry, France. The formal geometry in the gardens essentially provides the framework for the landscape’s design, creating playful spaces for children and …
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Artscape Wychwood Barns

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Adaptive reuse projects maintain connections to our past while conserving resources through the reuse of materials. Depending on location and use, they can also benefit communities by revitalizing neighborhoods. The Artscape Wychwood Barns project in Toronto is one such case. …
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Evergreen Brick Works

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Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental center for cutting-edge ideas, technologies, and solutions for urban sustainability. In the center of the coplex, many activities related to education, production, and distribution of local food occur daily. Additionally, the community works …
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60 Richmond Street East Housing Co-operative

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60 Richmond Street East, an 11-storey, 85-unit apartment building designed for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, is the first Toronto co-operative housing project built within the last twenty years. The project, designed by Teeple Architects, was able to combine design …
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Community garden in le parc de Beaulieu

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The UAC (Community action unit of Geneva city) initiated a garden plots’ project within the public realm for the use of local residents. The occupied area was originally only 310 m2. However in 2010 the collective group Beaulieu, a group …
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“Le jardin des amis de Thônex”

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Since 2005, the non-profit organisation Equiterre (Equiterre – Partner for sustainable development) promotes the development of urban gardens in the heart of neighbourhoods on unused land through its project “Potager Urbain” (with the support of the Loterie Romande). Equiterre supports the …
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Le 56 – Ecointerstice

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‘Le 56′ is located on a formerly unused piece of land which had remained undeveloped due to outstanding conflicts between building developers and the municipality. In an attempt to resolve the issue, the commune of Paris invited Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée …
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Franklin permaculture garden

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The UMass Permaculture Initiative is a unique sustainability program that converts unproductive grass lawns on campus into ecological, socially responsible, and financially sustainable permaculture landscapes that are easy to replicate. The permaculture garden provides food for the campus dining facilities …
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Growing Power

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The mission of Growing power is “to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.”  Focusing its efforts on underserved urban neighborhoods, Growing Power strives to increase access to local food, education and training, and economic opportunity.
Its production …
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Greenhouse Village

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Greenhouse Village is a concept that enables a complete decentralized solution for energy and water supply, waste and water treatment and recycling of nutrients through a shared system between greenhouses and homes. Dutch greenhouses account for almost 100% of the …
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Butler University campus farm

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The students’ interest in local organic foods, sustainability, environmental justice, food security, and the interconnectedness of life on Earth lead to the concept of a farm located within the university campus.
The primary goals are to educate Butler students and …
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Growing Power Vertical Farm

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The vertical farm will expand and improve Growing Power’s greenhouse and aquaponics operations currently spread over a two-acre site located in the City of Milwaukee. Five stories of south-facing greenhouse will allow the production of plants, vegetables, and herbs year-round. …
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Walkley Micro Allotment Network

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Studio Polpo has worked with Transition Crookes/Walkley to develop the micro-allotment network, being piloted in the Walkley area of the city.

This initiative has created a series of small plots for growing fruit, herbs and vegetables out of currently disused …
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Center for the Environment

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At Catawba College‘s Center for the Environment are developing two urban agriculture initiatives: a green roof for the science building and a new high efficiency greenhouse.

The college is using a high efficiency Suncatcher greenhouse that deals with the problem …
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Dakakker Urban Rooftop Farm

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As part of the 5th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Test Site has included the city’s first rooftop garden on top of the Schieblock building. The garden houses vegetables. herbs and bees, with the produce being distributed to local …
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Queen Elizabeth Health Centre Rooftop garden

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The container garden is a project of Biotop-AAC, a company set up by Valiquette and the agriculture department to find commercial applications. The garden produced more than 113 kilograms of fresh fruit and vegetables in it’s first year and the …
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EcoBox

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“ECObox is a temporary garden constructed out of recycled materials”. It is a series of self-managed projects in the La Chapelle area of northern Paris which encourage residents to get access to and critically transform temporary misused or underused spaces. …
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Brick City Urban Farms and EarthBoxes

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Brick City Urban Farms began using EarthBoxes when they created an urban farm (with the help of the newly elected mayor) on an unused parcel of land in Newark. The soil on this plot was polluted and unsuitable for growing and …
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Deltapark Agropark

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The Delta Park represents a combination of non-land-reliant intensive sectors with industrial processing, located on an industrial estate in an urban setting. It combines glasshouse horticulture, protein production, abattoirs, meat processing, waste sorting, recycling, product processing, bio-refinery, the production of …
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The “Private Garden Plot Act” in Russia

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In 2003 the Russian President signed into law a further “Private Garden Plot Act” enabling Russian citizens to receive free of charge from the state, plots of land in private inheritable ownership. Sizes of the plots differ by region but …
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City Farm

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City Farm is the most recent initiative of the Resource Center. The farm turns fallow, vacant land into amazingly productive farmland. The benefits are tangible: instead of an acre of crumbling cement and overgrown weeds they have created a viable …
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Mithun Center for Urban Agriculture

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Conceived as a “living building” which draws resources from its immediate environment to become self-sufficient, the proposal for the Center for Urban Agriculture features gray and rain water collection systems, photovoltaic cells, vegetable gardens, greenhouses and a chicken farm. The …
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Bus Roots

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Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses, an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at NYU. The project aims to reclaim the forgotten space on …
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Brooklyn Grange

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Brooklyn Grange Farm is a 1-acre rooftop garden on top of a 1919 industrial building in Queens, New York. The Farm is a commercial enterprise, selling produce to restaurants and businesses, as well as directly to the consumer through two …
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Boatanic

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Boatanic is a new concept in its beginning stages, led by Damian O’Sullivan and supported by the Enviu team, that plans to revolutionize urban farming.

The idea is to revive formerly active tourist boats, used to travel down city canals …
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Bastille Restaurant Rooftop Garden

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Bastille cafe, like many organic and sustainable restaurants, source their products from local farmers and purveyors whenever possible. However Bastille Cafe has taken this a step further by sourcing vegetables from their own roof. A 4,500 square foot garden of …
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Vivero Organoponico Alamar

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The central part of this cooperative endeavor is built from recycled materials: wood, tin roofing, hand painted signs and one building with windows that clearly came from a bus. Eighty tons of food per acre are produce on the site …
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« Nouveaux jardins »/ Bunte Gärten

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Many refugees, asylum seekers and migrants suffer from dislocation and little social contact and the alienation can create psychological consequences.

In HEKS Neue Gärten Bern (New Gardens Bern) persons of migrational background jointly cultivate these family gardens, not only as …
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Aquaculture in a geodesic dome

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“Ever since R. Buckminster Fuller popularized the design in the mid-20th century, there’s been something captivating about the geodesic dome. While the structure typically makes architecture lovers salivate, now it’s conquering the heart of another type of urbanist: the …
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UrbanFarmers

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UrbanFarmers develops closed-loop, eco-sustainable, aquaponic production systems whose mission is to produce local food, fish and vegetables, in the city and for the city.
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Greenwich Village School GELL

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In 2003, New York’s Public School 41 established a garden program through the collaboration of parents and teachers funding by local businesses. The school grows seasonal veggies and herbs, fruit trees, and plants native to the region. Most of the …
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Gotham Greens

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Gotham Greens  is a professional hydroponic farm sited on the roof of an old bowling alley. The operation is housed in a $2million greenhouse. The operation uses about 700 gallons of water a day, recycling much of it and using …
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Eethuis / Eathouse

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The Eathouse is a scaffolding structure which accommodates plastic crates which are planted with fruits and vegetables. The scaffolding forms a “house” shape, and the planted modular crates become the walls and ceiling. Because the crates are modular and the …
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Tenth Acre Farms

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The Tenth Acre farm started in a backyard, where large raised beds were constructed. The farm soon expanded onto an unused basketball court at a nearby church. The farmers use a CSA and market stall to disribute their produce.

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Sky Vegetables

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Sky Vegetables is an entrepreneurial business venture which constructs commercial-scale hydroponic farms on urban rooftops of 10,000 sq ft or more. Their mission is to improve the health and nutrition of city populations and provide new jobs and educational opportunities …
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Edible Estates #10 – Roma Mangia Roma

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In Edible Estates #10, Fritz Haeg has organized a farm on the rooftop of the American Academy in Rome. Using containers sourced from the the building (plastic bottles, paper cartons, cardboard boxes, etc.), and a worm bin turns food scraps …
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