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.
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Health, Safety and Welfare
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.
Molly Meyer, LEED GA; Brendan Shea; Lauren Mandel, ASLA; ;
American Society of Landscape Architects