Inspired by biophilic design, urban rooftops and terraces-the "Fifth Facade"-are being reimagined as productive green spaces that integrate nature into the built environment to mitigate the effects of climate change, create urban farming opportunities, and enhance the health of the city.
In New York City, urban food production is emerging as a critical response to climate change and the inequalities in food systems. Grassroots efforts, large-scale commercial farms, community garden initiatives and new arable amenity spaces are changing the city's roof-scape and transforming the way residents access food.
Architects, landscape architects and urban farmers are beginning to collaborate to design these critical food systems into new and existing buildings, drawing on historical building typologies and biophilic design principles to better connect people to verdant, arable spaces. These spaces support new life--creating habitat, improving biodiversity and contributing to a living, breathing city ecosystem by absorbing storm water, cleaning and cooling the air, and promoting biodiversity.
Led by an architect, urban farmer, and landscape architect who have devoted their careers to building green space and sustainability into New York City's landscape, this presentation will explore the realities, opportunities and challenges of rooftop agriculture in New York and beyond.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to cite and discuss specific strategies for integrating agriculture into dense urban environments. This learning objective will address the following LEED v4 BD+C credits: a. SS Credit: Site Development b. SS Credit: Open Space c. SS Credit: Rainwater management d. SS Credit: Heat Island Reduction e. WE Prerequisite: Outdoor Water Use Reduction
- Upon completion, participant will be able to develop an advocacy platform for affecting specific zoning and regulatory changes to expand design options for creating arable space in the built environment. This learning objective will address the following LEED v4 BD+C credits: a. SS Credit: Site Development. b. SS Credit: Open Space c. SS Credit: Head Island Reduction
- Upon completion, participant will be able to employ biophilic design principles to enhance building occupant well-being by creating access to nature in the built environment. This learning objective will address the following LEED v4 BD+C credits: a. SS Credit: Site Development. b. SS Credit: Open Space
- Upon completion, participant will be able to create new roles and partnerships across disciplines to develop design strategies that affect market transformation. This learning objective will address the following LEED v4 BD+C credits: a. WE Prerequisite: Outdoor Water Use Reduction
Chief Operating Officer, Brooklyn Grange, Ridgewood, New York
Susie Teal, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate, COOKFOX Architects, New York, New York
Steven Tupu, ASLA
Principal, terrain-nyc landscape architecture PC, New York, New York
Jared Gilbert, LEED AP
Director of Communications, COOKFOX Architects, New York, New York
- 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
- 1 AIA LU/HSW
- 1 BOMI CPD
- 0.1 IDCEC
HOSTMany thanks to USGBC Northeast Florida Region volunteers for hosting this webcast!
Kudos to Auld & White Constructors for being our venue host for the Best of Greenbuild Series!
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