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Rooftop greenhouses in educational centers: a sustainability assessment of urban agriculture in compact cities

Author
Nadal, A.; Pons-Valladares, O.; Cuerva, E.; Rieradevall, J.; Josa, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2018
Volume
626
First page
1319
Last page
1331
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.191 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/114718 Open in new window
Abstract
Today, urban agriculture is one of the most widely used sustainability strategies to improve the metabolism of a city. Schools can play an important role in the implementation of sustainability master plans, due their socio-educational activities and their cohesive links with families; all key elements in the development of urban agriculture. Thus, the main objective of this research is to develop a procedure, in compact cities, to assess the potential installation of rooftop greenhouses (RTGs) ...
Citation
Nadal, A., Pons-Valladares, O., Cuerva, E., Rieradevall, J., Josa, A. Rooftop greenhouses in educational centers: a sustainability assessment of urban agriculture in compact cities. "Science of the total environment", 2018, vol. 626, p. 1319-1331.
Keywords
Circular economy, Integrated Value Model for Sustainability Assessment, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Rooftop greenhouse, Schools, Vertical farming
Group of research
GAT - Architecture and Technology Group
GRIC - Group of Construction Research and Innovation
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials

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