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A PhD bursary on Urban Agriculture (School of Architecture, Portsmouth) Advertised

Drawing: Landscape with vegetable gardening (Spring). Anonymous Southern Netherlands (historic region) 16th century. Click image to see larger file.

Exploring the Benefits of Soil-less Urban Agriculture

University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth School of Architecture
Dr S Caputo Dr H Rumble Dr F Lemes

UK/EU students – The fully-funded, full-time three-year studentship provides a stipend that is in line with that offered by Research Councils UK of £14,553 per annum.
International students – International students applying for this project are eligible to be considered for the Portsmouth Global PhD scholarships.

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Project Description

This doctoral investigation focuses on technology applied to Urban Agriculture (UA) in order to identify the ecological benefits that soil-less, hydroponic technologies of food production in cities can yield for local urban ecologies. At the same time, it intends to understand the impact of a sufficiently large deployment of such methods of production on the spatial configuration and design quality of the urban landscape.

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December 15, 2017   Comments Off on A PhD bursary on Urban Agriculture (School of Architecture, Portsmouth) Advertised

Sweden: Plantagon CityFarm plans to create a network of underground urban farms

The system will save the office building 700,000 kilowatt-hours of energy a year, worth roughly three times as much as the previous tenant of the basement was paying in rent.

By Adele Peters
Fast Company
Dec 5, 2017

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Underneath a 26-floor office tower in Stockholm, an underground space once used as an archive for a newspaper will soon become a farm. And because of a unique business model, the urban farmers growing greens in the new farm won’t pay rent–their farm will pay for itself in heat.

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December 15, 2017   Comments Off on Sweden: Plantagon CityFarm plans to create a network of underground urban farms