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Title: Building integrated agriculture utilising rooftops for sustainable food crop cultivation in Singapore
Authors: Astee, L.Y.
Kishnani, N.T. 
Keywords: Building integrated agriculture
Carbon footprint
Food security
Public housing
Rooftop farming
Issue Date: 2010
Source: 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.
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
ISSN: 15526100
DOI: 10.3992/jgb.5.2.105
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