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Untereiner, Erin (author), Toboso Chavero, S.T.C.H. (author), Fariñas, Ana Vázquez (author), Madrid-Lopez, Cristina (author), Villalba, Gara (author), Durany, Xavier Gabarrell (author)
With the latest IPCC report, dramatic global climate action must be taken immediately to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, or face more frequent and extreme weather events with catastrophic implications. Cities must invest in climate resilience development; however, government policies are only effective if they are supported by the society in...
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Blom, T. (author), Jenkins, Andrew (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
The urban energy transition requires innovative heating and cooling systems, as well as enhanced flexibility in electricity usage. This paper explores the theoretical potential for vertical farms to contribute to the energy transition by supplying residual heat to local district heat networks and flexible electricity usage. A stepped approach...
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Niquice, Celma (author), Marques Arsenio, A. (author), Medema, G.J. (author), van Lier, J.B. (author)
Faecal contamination across the lettuce value chain was assessed in Maputo, Mozambique. Escherichia coli was used as an indicator of faecal contamination, with concentrations ranging from 3.4 to 5.7 log units/100 ml in groundwater, river water and partially treated wastewater. Municipal tap water used to wash lettuce heads in the markets had...
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Gu, Tianyi (author)
Mismatched architecture is defined as architecture whose current situations don’t match their original settings during transformation. This mismatch manifests itself as a mismatch in form, function, and context, among others. Mismatched architecture is a self-adapting process of architecture and society, it gives us an insight into the...
master thesis 2023
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Feberwee, Kai (author)
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural activities in urban and peri-urban areas are threatened by urban sprawl. These activities are important not just for the livelihoods of those who take part in it, but also for the food security of the city. Historically, in Kumasi 40% of the crops in the city are sourced from urban and peri-urban...
master thesis 2023
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Speulman, Manon (author)
Food is a vital part of our lives and throughout history it has shaped our cities. However, our current agricultural practices exhaust our natural environment and are threatened by climate change. Next to that, the design of our food system is highly susceptible to global instabilities. With the population only increasing and more people living...
master thesis 2023
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Blom, T. (author), Jenkins, A.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Vertical farms use some resources very efficiently. However, their electricity use is considerable, and a significant amount of waste heat is produced. This paper investigates how the integration of vertical farms in buildings could reduce the use of energy, water, and nutrients collectively across both entities by leveraging potential resource...
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CHATTERJEE, TRISHITA (author)
The population of the world is increasing at a rapid rate and is expected to reach 9.7billion by 2050. Out of this, around 6.3billion people will be living in urban areas. With an ever increasing population, the demand for energy and resources is also increasing. It is becoming difficult to meet these demands with the existing supply conditions....
master thesis 2022
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Mankutė, Aistė (author)
The project “Activating the glass box” aims to find out how the existing built heritage can be not an obstacle, but the key to the comprehensive dense city of the near future. It showcases the contextual design approach and opportunities for the unlisted 50’s-60’s international style office buildings - “glass boxes”- whose potential is not yet...
master thesis 2022
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Hugo, Jan (author), Plessis, Chrisna du (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Zero-Acreage Farming (ZAF) recently developed as a novel land-use form and is aimed at addressing food security and sustainable urban development. While it is often lauded as a sustainable land-use form with potential to improve resource consumption and urban sustainability, little research into the spatial and technological requirements of...
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Verdegaal, Sam (author)
With phenomena such as population growth and urbanisation, expanding cities no longer derive their food supply from their hinterlands but rely on the global food trade which includes vast greenhouse and open-field agriculture. Given the limited availability of land, water and nutrients together with the uncertainty of a changing climate, the...
master thesis 2021
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Jasionytė, Sandra (author)
This thesis examines urban agriculture as a tool in city planning to overcome a different form of urban crises, such as urban poverty, war, and climate crisis. By examining those specific crises based on historical events, I define agriculture integration strategies in urban planning and their effectiveness to restructure the urban fabric to...
student report 2021
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Scho, Alex (author)
Make Food Great Again is a prototype for the future of Urban Agriculture. Thereby its a spatial strategy to address the urgencies connected to the biochemical pollution of agricultural enterprises on the example of the Netherlands. It aims to find a solution for the burden of ultra effective state of the art agriculture on the environment, while...
master thesis 2020
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de Graaf, W.G. (author)
This project seeks for an alternative low-cost housing strategy for the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Currently, the condominium housing scheme is implemented everywhere throughout the city. Despite the impressive amount of newly constructed dwelling units, shortcomings of this housing strategy have drastic consequences within the social and...
master thesis 2020
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Graamans, L.J.A. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Stanghellini, Cecilia (author)
The increase in global food demand has led to the introduction of new food production systems. One key example is the plant factory. Plant factories face the same challenge as many high-tech building functions: high energy demands resulting from high internal heat loads. In this study we investigate how this energy demand can be reduced...
journal article 2020
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Haitsma Mulier, Margot (author)
Urban agriculture lies at the core of the Water Energy Food nexus and seems to provide a partial answer to confront modern trends such as population growth, climate change and resource depletion by increasing food security in cities and enhancing sustainability in an urban realm. The assembly of a WEF nexus framework taught, however, that most...
master thesis 2019
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Barthel, Stephan (author), Isendahl, Christian (author), Vis, Benjamin N. (author), Drescher, Axel (author), Evans, Daniel L. (author), van Timmeren, A. (author)
Global urbanization and food production are in direct competition for land. This paper carries out a critical review of how displacing crop production from urban and peri-urban land to other areas – because of issues related to soil quality – will demand a substantially larger proportion of the Earth’s terrestrial land surface than the...
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Browning, Graham (author)
Cities account for approximately 75% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This, along with the fact that cities also account for 75% of natural resource consumption and 50% of global waste production, makes urbanization a world-wide issue (Sukhdev, Vol, Brandt, & Yeoman, 2017). Additionally, the widely-practiced urban linear economic structure...
master thesis 2018
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zum Felde, Mona (author), Hörmann, Beke (author)
The biggest city of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, faces increasing flood<br/>risk, causing frequent sickness, loss of life, and widespread damage<br/>to property. Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in the<br/>world. More than 70% of the residents live in informal settlements.<br/>Many of them are located in flood prone areas like...
master thesis 2018
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Tzavella, Ioanna (author)
The studio that I chose to participate was ‘Dutch Housing: Stronghold Amsterdam’. The topic of this studio as mentioned in its studio manual concerns problems with ecology, climate, overpopulation, mass-migration, a shifting global power balance, changing demographics, etc., cities like Amsterdam will face in the future. But the question is: how...
master thesis 2018
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