MON-A01: Edible Skyline: Pushing the Limits of Rooftop Agriculture

Start Date
10/22/2018
End Date
10/22/2018
Description
Rooftop agriculture is reshaping views of nutrition, equity, and urban placemaking. This presentation highlights recent design innovations that enable landscape architects to achieve increasingly diverse urban agricultural solutions, from production-focused rooftop farms to biophilic, skyline polycultures. Case studies by design and construction professionals will be discussed.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the history of rooftop farming in North America through relevant data. 2. Learn how landscape architects can leverage rooftop gardens for more holistic and biophilic design. 3. Explore new rooftop farm systems using several case studies. 4. Develop an understanding of considerations in designing, installing, and maintaining an efficient rooftop farm.
Instructors
Molly Meyer, LEED GA; Brendan Shea; Lauren Mandel, ASLA; ;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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