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Title:A micro-agriculture system in San Francisco's Tenderloin District
Author(s):Zhou, Danyao
Advisor(s):Sears, Stephen M.; Kovacic, David A.; Hindle, Richard L.
Department / Program:Landscape Architecture
Discipline:Landscape Architecture
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.L.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):micro-agriculture
urban agriculture
vegetable
prototype
financing framework
art
landscape
Abstract:The purpose of this research was to establish a micro-agricultural networking system – a new extension of the traditional urban agriculture in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, for which mapping and design of the prototypes of apparatus for the new system were provided. One of the aims of this thesis was to design new applications for urban agriculture as small-scale spaces in cities without affecting the original properties of the land use. Precedent mapping, metrics of green spaces, and municipal codes were provided to identify appropriate spaces for micro-agriculture. Networking systems that enable the combined implementation of several micro-agriculture types were established. The importance of micro-agriculture applications to local food diversity and availability, farm-to-restaurant networking systems, and the enjoyment of social participation are discussed in a contextual framework.
Issue Date:2013-08-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45437
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Danyao Zhou
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-08-22
Date Deposited:2013-08


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