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Agricultural Transparency: Reconnecting Urban Centres With Food Production

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dc.contributor.author Ellis, Jon
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-03T18:04:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-03T18:04:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14577
dc.description.abstract In North America, industrial agriculture has led to cheap abundant food while separating direct links between the city and countryside. This thesis attempts to use architecture to reconnect people in Manhattan, New York City, with food production and serve as a model for sustainability. The thesis analyzes Manhattan’s food network, and seeks a site which has the potential for several factors: site accessibility, renewable resources, solar exposure, and integration into the community. These factors serve as the basis in which to build a hybrid prototype that is able to expose people to the process of food production through a combination of traditional outdoor farming methods and indoor hydroponics in the form of a vertical farm. Farmers and customers can be seen together as one entity instead of two disconnected dependencies. The reintegration of food production into the city can be seen as a re-alliance of the country and the city. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject vertical farm en_US
dc.subject food production en_US
dc.subject hydroponics en_US
dc.subject Manhattan en_US
dc.subject prototype en_US
dc.subject urban farm en_US
dc.title Agricultural Transparency: Reconnecting Urban Centres With Food Production en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-03-27
dc.contributor.department School of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Peter Henry en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Steve Parcell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Robert Collins en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Roland Hudson en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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