This talk will illuminate the inherent challenges of building integrated agriculture and potential solutions to navigate them.
Drawing upon Perkins & Will’s ongoing research initiatives and key active projects, we will have a primer on prevalent urban farming technologies, their integration within buildings, and the resources available to ensure circularity.
Using Vancouver, Canada, as a case study, we’ll examine how city policies actively champion resource resilience to tackle pressing concerns like food security and city resilience in the context of the climate crisis.
The discussion will center on the potential of building integrated urban farming, highlighting concepts of waste-to-resource ecosystems. Furthermore, we will venture into the realm of modular design frameworks and digital tools that can streamline the incorporation of agriculture within urban settings, maximizing resource efficiency and bolstering community ties.
Mohamed Imam, Ph.D., CPHD, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Researcher, Architect AIBC, Associate, Perkins & Will
BLOXHUB & UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023 invite you to join our newest series of 9 Science Talks in 2023. We’ll delve into how we can reach a future where we leave no one and nothing behind. We leave more behind than we take. But how? The series will address social and environmental issues, and our key drivers for navigating change and the themes explored in the upcoming series are: climate adaptation, rethinking resources, resilient communities, health, inclusivity, and partnerships for change. Also, just as the UIA, we identify architecture as a main tool for achieving the 17 UN SDGs. This theme will be explored through various scientific speakers from different perspectives, angles, and viewpoints.
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