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RIVERCITY flowing right, AquaFo(A)rming a new center of production in the borders of Gothenburg and Partille

Nano, Elva LU (2018) ASBM01 20172
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Sweden has the reputation of being one of the most sustainable and innovative countries in the world, when it comes to environment-related technology. However, the ecological footprint rates indicate, that Swedes are currently living lifestyles that would require the equivalent of four Earth-like planets to sustain. Most carbon foot-print emissions are closely connected to household activities, with transport and food accounting for more than 60% of total consumption. At the same time, Sweden is reliant to other countries for about 50% of her food imports. With an interconnected global economy, a population rising and a rapid urban growth, Sweden has to act as a leading example, minimize the risks and respond sufficiently to future... (More)
Sweden has the reputation of being one of the most sustainable and innovative countries in the world, when it comes to environment-related technology. However, the ecological footprint rates indicate, that Swedes are currently living lifestyles that would require the equivalent of four Earth-like planets to sustain. Most carbon foot-print emissions are closely connected to household activities, with transport and food accounting for more than 60% of total consumption. At the same time, Sweden is reliant to other countries for about 50% of her food imports. With an interconnected global economy, a population rising and a rapid urban growth, Sweden has to act as a leading example, minimize the risks and respond sufficiently to future challenges.
Gothenburg is the 2nd largest urban center and the country‘s biggest port that handles most import and export operations. The city is expected to double in size by 2035! The thesis suggests a new center of production in the borders of Gothenburg and Partile municipality. The location chosen on a strategic axis highlights the role of public transport and the importance of regional cooperation. The proposed system incorporates sustainability into all aspects, bringing household in the first place and using already known technologies (waste management) combined with aquaponics, it responds to a crucial issue, food production. The thesis seeks to bring sustainability on a new level, suggesting that the use of technologies can form the actual urban design. (Less)
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author
Nano, Elva LU
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ASBM01 20172
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
urban farming, urban food production, urban transformation, food technology, aquaponincs, urban design, Gothenburg urbanization
language
English
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8963884
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2018-12-06 09:34:58
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  abstract     = {Sweden has the reputation of being one of the most sustainable and innovative countries in the world, when it comes to environment-related technology. However, the ecological footprint rates indicate, that Swedes are currently living lifestyles that would require the equivalent of four Earth-like planets to sustain. Most carbon foot-print emissions are closely connected to household activities, with transport and food accounting for more than 60% of total consumption. At the same time, Sweden is reliant to other countries for about 50% of her food imports. With an interconnected global economy, a population rising and a rapid urban growth, Sweden has to act as a leading example, minimize the risks and respond sufficiently to future challenges.
Gothenburg is the 2nd largest urban center and the country‘s biggest port that handles most import and export operations. The city is expected to double in size by 2035! The thesis suggests a new center of production in the borders of Gothenburg and Partile municipality. The location chosen on a strategic axis highlights the role of public transport and the importance of regional cooperation. The proposed system incorporates sustainability into all aspects, bringing household in the first place and using already known technologies (waste management) combined with aquaponics, it responds to a crucial issue, food production. The thesis seeks to bring sustainability on a new level, suggesting that the use of technologies can form the actual urban design.},
  author       = {Nano, Elva},
  keyword      = {urban farming,urban food production,urban transformation,food technology,aquaponincs,urban design,Gothenburg urbanization},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {RIVERCITY flowing right, AquaFo(A)rming a new center of production in the borders of Gothenburg and Partille},
  year         = {2018},
}