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 have already been here for a while. Integrated urban greenhouses are the 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.
Fertilecity is a 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 surprising and promising the results of this project.
Future of Urban Farming Series is organized by Wageningen Unviersity & Research in collaboration with GROOF project.