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|Title:||Building integrated agriculture utilising rooftops for sustainable food crop cultivation in Singapore|
|Keywords:||Building integrated agriculture|
|Citation:||Astee, L.Y., Kishnani, N.T. (2010). Building integrated agriculture utilising rooftops for sustainable food crop cultivation in Singapore. Journal of Green Building 5 (2) : 105-113. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3992/jgb.5.2.105|
|Abstract:||Burgeoning population and rapid urbanisation have contributed to two challenges facing cities today: food security and an increasing carbon footprint due to food imports. This paper examines the viability of rooftop farming in urban centres in Asia. A context-specific exploration-sited in Singapore-looks at the challenges of building integrated agriculture. Findings suggest that Singapore's public housing estates are suitable for rooftop farming. Implemented nationwide, such a scheme could result in a 700% increase in domestic vegetable production, satisfying domestic demand by 35.5%. Reducing food imports would also decrease Singapore's carbon footprint by 9,052 tonnes of emissions annually.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Green Building|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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