And food waste is mostly to blame. More and more developers are considering farms, rather than golf courses or exercise rooms; forward-thinking corporations see food gardens as part of the high-quality work environment they want to offer to their employees; and academic institutions increasingly view urban agriculture as part of their sustainability-themed master plans. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Since 2000 van Bergen Kolpa Architects researches, designs â¦ He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Design from the University of Georgia and is co-founder of Urban Agriculture, Inc., a full-service planning, design, and project management firm. It has been documented that food production A Chartered Architect with experience in the food manufacturing sector will be able to assess your existing facility and see whether it can be improved cost effectively, without the need for a brand new building. Perhaps the only thing worse than an overgrown food plot with a crooked chain link fence around it is an over-designed edible landscape—too perfect, too conceptual and wholly impractical for growing food. The aim of this paper is to identify expanded methods and metrics for measuring the performance of food production landscapes, in particular for health and well-being benefits. Once the community gets used to the presence of a neighborhood garden, educational outreach and event programming can help people learn more about natural cycles so they can appreciate why a healthy ecosystem sometimes looks a little messy. A Chartered Architect with experience in the food manufacturing sector will be able to assess your existing facility and see whether it can be improved cost effectively, without the need for a â¦ Food Service space types are distinguished from other spaces where food may be vended (such as employee lounges) by the health and sanitation requirements related to the handling of unpackaged food products and/or processing of non-disposable dishware. As designers, we need to be understanding of this and plan for it by keeping in mind the ideas discussed in this article. Where food-producing landscapes can pay for themselves with produce sales is in the extra cost that goes into the maintenance line of the budget for operating expenses of the facilities they are a part of. The purpose of this essay is to investigate food and eating as a spiritual act and consider the spatial and performative aspects of eating in relation to architecture. Besides the key aesthetic and functional contributions designers can offer to the movement, we also have a crucial role in ushering these projects through all of the pre-development hurdles of a fiscal, regulatory and programmatic nature. ( Log Out / Making a positive impression is important. Edible species tend to look shabby at certain times of year, but if framed by a well-designed bed, this is less of an issue. Traditionally Architects are the […], HPA Ltd 2014. Above all, urban agriculture design needs to be practical for its intended purpose. to water, food production, health and shelter for hundreds of millions of people around the world (Francis & Gill, 2009). A new installation at the University of Sydney is telling stories from Gamilaraay Country, revealing the importance of native grasses in food production. The popularity of indoor farming can help reduce these emissions and food waste. Stephen Prassas, ASLA, a landscape architect in Peter Schaudt’s firm at the time the Gary Comer Youth Center rooftop garden in Chicago was designed and built, recently shared with me some of the small ways that this played out for them. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), The Urban Studio Presents: Pardon Our Disruption, Required Reading for Landscape Architects, A New Approach to Parks and Recreation System Planning to Create More Livable and Sustainable Communities, Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).