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Improving the metabolism and sustainability of buildings and cities through integrated rooftop greenhouses (i-RTG)"

Author
Sanjuan-Delmás, D.; Llorach, P.; Nadal, A.; Sanyé, E.; Petit-Boix, A.; Ercilla-Montserrat, M.; Cuerva, E.; Rovira, M.; Josa, A.; Muñoz, P.; Montero, J.; Gabarrell, X.; Rieradevall, J.; Pons-Valladares, O.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Urban horticulture
First page
53
Last page
73
Publisher
Springer
Date of publication
2018
ISBN
978-3-319-67017-1 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67017-1 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/119443 Open in new window
URL
https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319670164 Open in new window
Abstract
Food security in cities is an increasing concern due to the impact of climate change and the concentration of world population in cities. Urban agriculture (UA) aims at enhancing food production in urban areas, providing potential environmental advantages by reducing food transport, packaging and waste generation. Among UA alternatives, rooftop greenhouses (RTGs) are greenhouses built on top of urban roofs, in which mainly soil-less agriculture systems are used to produce food. When RTGs are int...
Citation
Sanjuan-Delmás, D., Llorach, P., Nadal, A., Sanyé, E., Petit-Boix, A., Ercilla-Montserrat, M., Cuerva, E., Rovira, M., Josa, A., Muñoz, P., Montero, J., Gabarrell, X., Rieradevall, J., Pons-Valladares, O. Improving the metabolism and sustainability of buildings and cities through integrated rooftop greenhouses (i-RTG)". A: "Urban horticulture". Berlín: Springer, 2018, p. 53-73.
Keywords
Building, Circular economy, Food security, Industrial ecology, LCA, Urban agriculture, metabolism
Group of research
GAT - Architecture and Technology Group
GRIC - Group of Construction Research and Innovation
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials

Participants

  • Sanjuan Delmás, David  (author)
  • Llorach Massana, Pere  (author)
  • Nadal, Ana  (author)
  • Sanyé Mengual, Esther  (author)
  • Petit Boix, Anna  (author)
  • Ercilla-Montserrat, Mireia  (author)
  • Cuerva Contreras, Eva  (author)
  • Rovira, Maria Rosa  (author)
  • Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro  (author)
  • Muñoz, Pere  (author)
  • Montero, Juan Ignacio  (author)
  • Gabarrell Durany, Xavier  (author)
  • Rieradevall Pons, Joan  (author)
  • Pons Valladares, Oriol  (author)