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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MULTIFUNCTIONAL AGRICULTURE

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My Master Thesis in Urban Agriculture_Roma Tre University a.a.2012/2013

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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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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Urban capacity testing

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Method for calculating neighborhood size and agricultural yields

1. Select Swiss city and plausible site for new construction

2. Calculate capacity of need for case-study area based upon daily population (residential and other)

3. Locate new neighborhood based upon general …
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Chamard châtelard, Yverdon-les-bains

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Suite à l’abandon du projet de canal Rhin-Rhône, et la disponibilité consécutive de larges espaces auparavant réservés, Agglo y a lancé un MEP visant à définir les conditions d’aménagement de ce secteur partiellement bâti situé aux portes de la ville, …
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Les Parties, Yverdon-les-bains

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L’équipe pluridisciplinaire pour Les Parties, pilotée par Urbaplan avec la participation de VWA pour la thématique paysage, a abordé l’urbanisation d’un espace actuellement agricole, pris entre la frange urbaine existante et le viaduc. Le programme prévu pour ce secteur inclut …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits à Genève

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Ce mandat d’étude en cours, accordé par le service d’agriculture du canton de Genève au groupement pluridisciplinaire Agridea, Agroscope Proficrops et VWA, vise à faire une synthèse des différentes expériences de serres sur les toits et à proposer un concept …
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Les Plaines-du-Loup, Métamorphose

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Permettant d’associer la production alimentaire à une démarche urbanistique, le projet de concours VWA pour les Plaines-du-Loup considère l’activité agricole comme un élément qualifiant les espaces libres du quartier et lui conférant une forte identité. Ne cherchant pas à concurrencer …
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Centrale de biométhanisation de la ville de lausanne et cuisine froide du CHUV

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Une usine de biométhanisation (30’000m2) et une cuisine de préparation d’aliments froids pour le CHUV sont projetés au sein du périmètre «Coeur du P.A.R.C.» du parc d’agglomération de la Blécherette, plus précisément à proximité de la ferme de Cery. La …
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schéma directeur du nord lausannois (sdnl), chantier 4a

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Le chantier 4a du SDNL, portant sur les «Stratégies de préservation et d’évolution de la nature et du paysage», appelle à émettre des propositions générales pour l’entier du périmètre du secteur ainsi qu’une vision plus concrète pour sa partie sud : …
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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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ParcFertile – Winning Entry for Urban Farm Park Competition in Bernex

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ParcFertile, a submission by Verzone Woods Architects in Rougemont, Switzerland, has won the international competition to build an urban farm park on about 9 hectares of land in Bernex, Switzerland.

The farm features a variety of production types, including vegetables, …
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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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Colony farm

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The Colony Regional Farm Sustainability Plan (COLSP) outlines a future where Colony Farm is a physical and virtual place for research, learning, and experimentation into the integration of sustainable food systems, wildlife, recreation and community. The concept of an on-site …
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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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21 acres Community agriculture center

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21 Acres is a non-profit organization with a vision to create and operate a vital, open public space for everyone to rediscover the agricultural heritage of Washington region and learn about cutting-edge, sustainable agricultural design and technologies as well as …
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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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Farm Viability in Urbanizing Areas

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American Farmland Trust (AFT) have partnered with Dick Esseks and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to release a report regarding the long-term viability of agriculture in counties that are becoming increasingly urban. The report, titled Farm Viability in Urbanizing Areas, explores …
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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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Foldable Greenhouse

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Daniel Schipper, a Dutch designer realized a portable and foldable greenhouse for city gardens and terrariums. The greenhouse is constructed with little to no framework of recycled plastic. The container is scaled for easy movement and relocation, can be simply …
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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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Agromere

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The city of Almere (30 km east of Amsterdam) has to double in size (190,000 towards 350,000 inhabitants) over the next 20 years. This summer Almere launched its plans for this so called ‘Scale Jump Almere 2030′ (Almere 2.0). East …
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Greenport Venlo “fresh food and business park”

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Fresh Park Venlo is a fresh & food business park compromising of a clustering of companies and suppliers, from growers to transport companies, from traders to packing companies and from bulk to ready-to-cook fresh products.

The business park has ideal …
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Dongtan Eco-Project

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The newly designed city responds to an intense urbanization of the rural population. Planned double-decker organic farms replaces agriculture lost to building. All waste is recycled for agriculture or energy. In some cases former agricultural land will be returned to …
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Urban Agriculture Casablanca

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“The project analyses to what extent Urban Agriculture can make a relevant contribution to climate-optimised and sustainable urban development as an integrative factor in urban growth centres. Urban Agriculture is understood as every form of informal or formal agricultural production …
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