Future of Urban Farming series: Fertile-city

Organised by WUR Student Challenge Urban Greenhouse.

Organisator WUR Student Challenge Urban Greenhouse

wo 6 november 2019 12:30 tot 13:30

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Zaal/kamer Speakers corner
Prijs Gratis

Integrated urban greenhouses

In densely populated cities where land prices are sky-rocketing, rooftops offer a new promising window of opportunities. All over the world those previously unused spaces are rediscovered for various purposes. Rooftop gardens and recreational areas has already been here for a while. Integrated urban greenhouses are new, cool kid on the block. This new way of bringing food production to the cities, contributes to more healthy diets of the urban citizens and offers a possibility to close the energy, water and CO2 flows within one building.

Fertile-city project

Fertile-city is an unique project aiming at analyzing opportunities for the integration of greenhouses on the rooftops of the buildings. It has been run for the last three years by Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Dr. Xavier Gabarrell Durany (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona) will talk about suprising and promising the results of this project.

About the speaker

Dr. Xavier Gabarrell Durany is a Director of ICTA-UAB. He leads the research group on Industrial Ecology Sostenipra and the Fertilecity project. He is an expert in circular economy, urban agriculture, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Material Flow Analysis (MFA), industrial ecology and waste management.

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