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Towards productive cities: environmental assessment of the Food-Energy-Water nexus of the urban roof mosaic

Author
Toboso, S.; Nadal, A.; Petit, A.; Pons-Valladares, O.; Villalba, G.; Gabarrell, X.; Josa, A.; Rieradevall, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of industrial ecology
Date of publication
2018-11-26
First page
1
Last page
14
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12829 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/125341 Open in new window
URL
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jiec.12829 Open in new window
Abstract
Cities are rapidly growing and need to look for ways to optimize resource consumption. Metropolises are especially vulnerable in three main systems, often referred to as the FEW (i.e., food, energy, and water) nexus. In this context, urban rooftops are underutilized areas that might be used for the production of these resources. We developed the Roof Mosaic approach, which combines life cycle assessment with two rooftop guidelines, to analyze the technical feasibility and environmental implicat...
Citation
Toboso, S., Nadal, A., Petit, A., Pons-Valladares, O., Villalba, G., Gabarrell, X., Josa, A., Rieradevall, J. Towards productive cities: environmental assessment of the Food-Energy-Water nexus of the urban roof mosaic. "Journal of industrial ecology", 26 Novembre 2018, p. 1-14.
Keywords
Industrial ecology, Life cycle assessment (LCA), Rainwater harvesting, Resource self-sufficiency, Solar energy, Urban agriculture
Group of research
GAT - Architecture and Technology Group
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials

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