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Urban food production on Sydney CBD rooftops

Project Member(s): Wilkinson, S., Ghosh, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: The Council of the City of Sydney (City of Sydney)

Start year: 2013

Summary: To set up demonstration garden beds on a rooftop at UTS, to evaluate the viability of, and to estimate the production rates of urban food production including indigenous plants. To evaluate the social opportunities and impacts through a building user perception study. To test all food grown for pollutants and contaminants and undertake a cost benefit analysis of this type of installation and to model City of Sydney potential for urban food production.

Publications:

Ghosh, S, Vanni, I & Giovanangeli, A 2016, 'Social aspects of institutional rooftop gardens' in Wilkinson, S & Dixon, T (eds), Green Roof Retrofit Building Urban Resilience, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 189-215.

Ghosh, S, Vanni, I & Giovanangeli, A 2016, 'Social aspects of institutional rooftop gardens' in Wilkinson, S & Dixon, T (eds), Green Roof Retrofit Building Urban Resilience, John Wiley & Sons, UK, pp. 189-215.

Wilkinson, SJ & Torpy, F 2016, 'Urban food production on retrofitted rooftops' in Wilkinson, SJ & Dixon, TJ (eds), Green Roof Retrofit Building Urban Resilience, John Wiley & Sons, uk, pp. 158-183.

Wilkinson, SJ & Jupp, J 2016, 'Exploring the value of BIM for corporate real estate', Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 18, no. 4.
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Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Kreibach, H, Chan, F, Montz, B, Bhattacharya-Mis, N & Wilkinson, SJ 2016, 'An international understanding of Building Surveyors in the context of commercial properties at risk of flooding', Proceedings of RICS COBRA 2016, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), RICS, Toronto, Canada.

Wilkinson, SJ 2016, 'Analysing Trends in Sustainable Building Adaptations in the Melbourne CBD', Proceedings of the 2016 RICS Conference, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), RICS, Toronto, Canada.

Wilkinson, SJ, Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Sharman, L, Heller, A & Manion, J 2015, 'Technical considerations in green roof retrofit for stormwater attenuation in the central business district', Structural Survey, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 36-51.
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Ghosh, S & Wilkinson, SJ 2015, 'Roles of a roof top garden in enhancing social participation and urban regeneration in Sydney CBD.', RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Sydney, Australia, pp. np-np.

Ghosh, S, Wilkinson, S & Adler, D 2015, 'Social aspects of urban food production: a case study of Coogee Community Garden in Sydney', Conference Proceedings, Making Cities Liveable Conference, Association for Sustainability in Business Inc., Melbourne, pp. 71-86.

Jupp, JR & Wilkinson, S 2015, 'Through-life Information Management For Commercial Property Practice: Benefits & Challenges of BIM', RICS 2015 Conference Proceeding, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), COBRA, Sydney, Australia.

Wilkinson, S & Jupp, JR 2015, 'BIM and the Value Dimension: A Commercial Property Development and Management Perspective', RICS 2015 Conference Proceeding, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), COBRA, Sydney, Australia.

Wilkinson, SJ 2014, 'How Buildings Learn: Adaption of low grade commercial buildings for sustainability in Melbourne', Facilities, vol. 32, no. 7/8, pp. 382-395.
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Wilkinson, S, Ghosh, S & Page, L 2013, 'Options for green roof retrofit and urban food production in the Sydney CBD', RICS COBRA 2013, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), RICS, London, United Kingdom.

Keywords: urban food production, rooftop farming,

FOR Codes: Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified, Community Planning, Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design, Urban Design