Urban Agriculture

NYC’s Rooftop Production Potencial

by |November 6th, 2013

Leigh Witthinghill presented at the Earth Institute’s Fall Fellow’s Symposium in November 2013 on the rooftop production potential of New York City. This presentation covered a decision tree Leigh has developed to determine the suitability of New York City rooftops for agriculture.

Nutrient Management on Extensive Roof Systems

by |October 25th, 2013

Leigh Witthinghill presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference in Minneapolis in October 2013 on the evaluation of nutrient management and mulching strategies for vegetable production on an extensive green roof.

Food and Climate Change Summit

by |December 12th, 2009

The panel “The Foodshed: Promoting Sustainable Local Agriculture” at the Food and Climate Change Summit at New York University (NYU) in December 2009 saw a crowded gathering for a description of a potential New York City’s Foodshed. The urban Deisign Lab’s Michael Conard led the panel in partnership with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. The… read more

Sustainable Urban Agriculture

by |November 20th, 2009

Design Research Coordinator Kubi Ackerman presented Urban Design Lab (UDL) work on urban agriculture and food systems at the November 2009 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Innovations in Agriculture Conference in Albany, New York. The presentation, titled “Sustainable Urban Agriculture: Confirming viable scenarios for production”, was part of a panel on… read more

Good Food Nation

by |November 10th, 2009

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) MIT News featured the Urban Design Lab’s National Integrated Foodshed project in the article “Good Food Nation” in November 2009; this research is in partnership with the MIT Collaborative Initiatives program. .


by |October 10th, 2009

The Urban Design Lab’s Maria Paola Sutto joined the T-Diversities Series in New York City, which explored issues related to urban sustainability, food and fair trade in celebration of the 2009 World Food Day. The T-Diversities series highlighted concerns related to climate change, food and urban agriculture, architecture, and design, with topics explored through interactions… read more

Park(ing) Day in Washington Heights

by |October 9th, 2009

In October 2009, Richard Gonzalez of the Urban Design Lab participated in New York City’s Park(ing) Day, an event that involved participants in 100 cities around the world, with an installation in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. Gonzalez teamed up with fruit and vegetable vendors to create mini urban farm installations along metered parking spaces,… read more