Urban intensification and the integration of productive landscape

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Contradictory claims are currently made for the desirable density of sustainable cities. The prevailing view is that high densities are appropriate for sustainable cities. By contrast, authors assessing the environmental impact of remote food production suggest much lower densities. In this paper three design proposals for cities in the UK, at different densities, are used as case studies. These explore the architectural possibilities for introducing urban agriculture to cities and assess the relationship between density and environmental impact.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationThe energy for the 21st century
EditorsAli Sayigh
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPergamon Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0080438652
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2000


  • Urban Agriculture
  • Sustainable urban design
  • Ecologcal intensification


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