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      BUILDING INTEGRATED AGRICULTURE : Utilising Rooftops for Sustainable Food Crop Cultivation in Singapore

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          Burgeoning population and rapid urbanisation have contributed to two challenges facing cities today: food security and an increasing carbon footprint due to food imports. This paper examines the viability of rooftop farming in urban centres in Asia. A context-specific exploration—sited in Singapore—looks at the challenges of building integrated agriculture. Findings suggest that Singapore's public housing estates are suitable for rooftop farming. Implemented nationwide, such a scheme could result in a 700% increase in domestic vegetable production, satisfying domestic demand by 35.5%. Reducing food imports would also decrease Singapore's carbon footprint by 9,052 tonnes of emissions annually.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Spring 2010
                : 5
                : 2
                : 105-113
                Author notes

                1Researcher, Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Tel: (65) 62513928.

                2Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Tel: (65) 6516 3527, Fax: (65) 6779 3078, akintk@ 123456nus.edu.sg .

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                jgb.5.2.105
                10.3992/jgb.5.2.105
                ©2010 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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                Pages: 9
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