Urban Components

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FUI proposes a precise set of spatio-functional components intended as guidelines for the consideration of all potential aspects of contribution to urban quality: a productive core, transitional spaces, tentacles, porous access, integrated activity spaces, corridors, productive pockets, view …
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Urban Strategies

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From its findings FUI puts forth 10 urban strategies that summarize the lessons learned through the project’s design research. These strategies include guidelines and measures that can be applied at both the city and garden / building scale to help …
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Case Studies – Macro

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Micro-scaled interventions proposed on small sites provide the building blocks for macro-scaled networks of projects. Macro systems provide benefits corresponding to greater legibility and city-wide continuity. To this end, 10 Urban Strategies are derived from the small site sketch …
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Case Studies – Micro

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Interventions on small sites are typically carried out by individuals or small groups of people on private or residual public land, with or without the support of landowners. These “bottom-up” initiatives often emanate from a narrow …
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Large Site Scenarios – Food Urbanism Initiative

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Food production is considered as one among many other objectives in aiming to achieve new urban quality. It is balanced with other imperatives relating to spatial configurations and notions of urbanity. The design team visualizes the various scenarios with their …
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NUQ Guide

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The New Urban Quality Guide is an instrument developed as a means to comprehend and apply the concept of urban quality. With a clear definition, cogent parameters and tangible indicators , it is possible to integrate such emerging dimensions. …
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Atlas

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An atlas as defined by the Concise Encyclopedia Britannica is a ‘collection of maps or charts, usually bound together’ and ‘often containing pictures, tabular data, facts about areas, and indexes of place-names keyed to’ specific locations. Pertaining to FUI, the …
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Typologies

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Food Urbanism typologies emanate from the Atlas codification process and are divided into four families: Types of Sites, Types of Cultivators, Motivations, and  Production Entities. The organigram represents a clarified lexicon of urban food production; …
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The Food Urbanism Initiative

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The Food Urbanism Initiative (FUI) addresses three contemporary urban problems: the space inside a growing city, the well-being of its inhabitants, and the food which sustains them. First, the Swiss city needs to grow upon itself, resulting in more people …
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Bernex-Confignon Parc Agro-Urbain Competition Results Analysis

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ilot Project – Bernex – Confignon Parc Agro-Urbain, Geneva

Planning process – The Urban Agro park of Bernex – Confignon is the result of compensatory planning measures that aim to reinforce a large-scale green corridor between the Rhône and Aire …
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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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Idroponia

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Idroponia in aulide

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A model in 1:1 scale hydroponic urban agriculture has been designed and built next to a house in the Sassi Area of Matera ( Basilicata, South Italy ). Hydroponics is a growing technique that uses …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits du Valon à Lausanne

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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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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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