Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

New York Urban Agriculture Center

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susie Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Current agricultural practices and methods have lead to serious issues with the economic, social, political, and environmental state of our world. Made worse by the issue of climate change, it is necessary to transform how we produce and distribute food; urban agriculture is a solution. As our population increasingly moves into more urban settings, having the ability to produce food in these areas is critical. The basis of this project was to design a physical space, both the interior and exterior, of the New York Urban Agriculture Center. The design for the Center is the first of its kind - a museum-like space that will host displays of different urban agricultural practices. Some of these practices include: hydroponics, aeroponics, container gardens, rooftop farming, vertical gardens, community gardens, and aquaponics. Modeled after the approach of The Living Building Challenge, the design for the New York Urban Agriculture Center is a regenerative space that connects occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community. With a fully integrated sustainability system, the building gives more than it takes, creating a positive impact on the human and natural systems.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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New York Urban Agriculture Center

The South Atrium

Current agricultural practices and methods have lead to serious issues with the economic, social, political, and environmental state of our world. Made worse by the issue of climate change, it is necessary to transform how we produce and distribute food; urban agriculture is a solution. As our population increasingly moves into more urban settings, having the ability to produce food in these areas is critical. The basis of this project was to design a physical space, both the interior and exterior, of the New York Urban Agriculture Center. The design for the Center is the first of its kind - a museum-like space that will host displays of different urban agricultural practices. Some of these practices include: hydroponics, aeroponics, container gardens, rooftop farming, vertical gardens, community gardens, and aquaponics. Modeled after the approach of The Living Building Challenge, the design for the New York Urban Agriculture Center is a regenerative space that connects occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community. With a fully integrated sustainability system, the building gives more than it takes, creating a positive impact on the human and natural systems.