Food Security, Urban Farms and Rooftop Agriculture are all topics that becoming more prevalent in people conversations about the landscape and urban design. Gord Hume, an former councilor and author of Cultural Planning for Creative Communities recently gave a keynote speech where he stated
“Local government has to make the provisions for local food — it’s an urban design issue,”
Gord also went on to speak about Urban Food Terminals and Food as a tourism drawcard.
Read more at [Leamington Post]
City Farmer has posted an abstract of Rooftop to Tabletop: Repurposing Urban Roofs for Food Production written by Benjamin Engelhard as his Thesis for Master of Landscape Architecture at University of Washington. The Thesis gives a some background to rooftop agriculture and green roofs and has some great case studies from different parts of the USA. I haven’t had time to read the full document but have put it in my reading list. You can download a full copy of the Rooftop to Tabletop: Repurposing Urban Roofs for Food Production at Cityfarmer.