Integrating Rooftop Agriculture into Urban Infrastructure

  • M. GorgolewskiEmail author
  • V. Straka
Part of the Urban Agriculture book series (URBA)


Rooftop agriculture projects need to integrate with the social, economic and environmental infrastructure of the surrounding city. Their design needs to consider numerous technical and practical factors that affect the host building, site and neighbourhood. There are various potential synergies with other urban necessities such as water management, energy use, air quality, provision of green space, employment, and community support. This chapter will focus on the relationship between rooftop agriculture and the technical infrastructure of the building and its neighbourhood.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architectural ScienceRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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