Urban agriculture and landscaping

urban agriculture and landscaping

Everywhere in the world, cities are developing more and more. Plants give them lots of benefits: well-being and health for the inhabitants and ecological contributions, too, such as thermal regulation, air quality and rainwater management, or even source of social cohesion and finally, economic value such as valorization of the buildings and attractiveness of the territory.

 

The research areas are as follows:

  • To design  plant-based urban planning providing added values
  • To design management methods saving inputs and adapted to urban spaces.

The city can also produce plants for consumers' food, avoiding excessive transports and developing links between producers and consumers.

The research areas are as follows:

  • To design plant production methods for food adapted to urban spaces.
  • To design economically viable models of organizations involved in food production and other types of service activity for the urban world.
 

Urban agriculture

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Facing the growing urbanization and the need to ensure some safe and eco-friendly food, a new form of food production is developing in the cities: urban agriculture.

It covers differentiated farming methods (cultivated roofs, shared gardens, used wasteland, vertical agriculture...). It contributes to the improvement of the living environment, to biodiversity, to social cohesion and to the proximity of the short food channel.

Urban Agriculture is a real challenge for integrating production in cities (lack of space, pollution, land degradation...) and offers new opportunities for innovation (technical, organizational or political).

 

An idea, a project

Please contact us for any question on Urban agriculture: innovation@vegepolys.eu

 
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Your contact:

laetitia-guignier

GAUTIER Aurore

Department :

  • Innovation

Function : Plant Breeding and Urban Vegetal Development Manager

Phone : 02 41 72 11 46

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