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These services include the potential improvement in indoor air quality; potential reduction in building cooling loads;  reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and urban heat island effects; potential air, water and waste remediation within building envelopes, basements and facades; Potential reduction in noise pollution; and potential to return agricultural lands to original, biodiverse environments.

The compound impacts of increasing urban populations, heavy taxation of land with agricultural uses, increasing hunger, and current energy intense means of methods of building practices have significant implications for human health and wellbeing. Working at the intersection of food security and the design of the built environment, we are linking lessons from controlled environment agriculture with the potentially synergistic ecosystems services and health benefits that could arise from urban agriculture, in order to address the intractable challenges that cities face.

Can we simultaneously improve access to nutrition, air and water quality through the use of building-integrated vegetation?

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Image: Sectional perspective of potential integrated agricultural facade systems combining controlled environment agricultural methods with architectural peformance factors including light and heat mitigation at the envelope

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UNEP, UN-Habitat, Yale University

Anna Dyson, Christina Ciardullo, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Jason Vollen, Ahu Aydogan, Matt Gindlesparger, Jefferson Ellinger, Tyler Stout.

Proceedings of the XXV International Union of Architect's World Congress, Durban, South Africa, 3-7 August 2014. Ed. Amira Osman, Gerhard Bruyns and Clinton Aigbavboa. Durban: UIA 2014 Durban. pgs.1368-83 (2014)

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson + Jason Vollen

Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), Washington DC, April 2015. Society for Computer Simulation International (2015)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz + Anna Dyson (2015)

In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 588, No. 4, p. 042027). IOP Publishing (2020)

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Alan Organschi, Lisa Gray, Nick Novelli, Kipp Bradford + Mark Radka (2020, November)

Can we simultaneously improve access to nutrition, air and water quality through the use of building-integrated vegetation?

Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation

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Urban agriculture is a research framework within which we analyse nutrition and the potential of plants in different climates.
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Anna Dyson, Christina Ciardullo, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Jason Vollen, Ahu Aydogan, Matt Gindlesparger, Jefferson Ellinger, Tyler Stout.

sponsors

UNEP, UN-Habitat, Yale University

collaborators

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson + Jason Vollen

Proceedings of the XXV International Union of Architect's World Congress, Durban, South Africa, 3-7 August 2014. Ed. Amira Osman, Gerhard Bruyns and Clinton Aigbavboa. Durban: UIA 2014 Durban. pgs.1368-83 (2014)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz + Anna Dyson (2015)

Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), Washington DC, April 2015. Society for Computer Simulation International (2015)

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Alan Organschi, Lisa Gray, Nick Novelli, Kipp Bradford + Mark Radka (2020, November)

In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 588, No. 4, p. 042027). IOP Publishing (2020)

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These services include the potential improvement in indoor air quality; potential reduction in building cooling loads;  reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and urban heat island effects; potential air, water and waste remediation within building envelopes, basements and facades; Potential reduction in noise pollution; and potential to return agricultural lands to original, biodiverse environments.

The compound impacts of increasing urban populations, heavy taxation of land with agricultural uses, increasing hunger, and current energy intense means of methods of building practices have significant implications for human health and wellbeing. Working at the intersection of food security and the design of the built environment, we are linking lessons from controlled environment agriculture with the potentially synergistic ecosystems services and health benefits that could arise from urban agriculture, in order to address the intractable challenges that cities face.

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