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Uberization of rooftops for vegetation

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posted on 23.05.2021, 11:58 by Mahsa Hatefi Shirvan
Agricultural rooftop systems can be productive during the growing season which starts from mid-spring and lasts until mid-fall. The absence of snow load in summer time presents an opportunity to receive and accommodate the extra load from agricultural assemblies in order to turn the underutilized summer rooftops into productive organic food resource for the community. For this purpose, roof morphology of 31 supermarkets in Mississauga has been reviewed through case study method along with exploration of urban-condition growing methods and requirements from recent literature and case studies. The results indicate the possibility of seasonal growing through extensive, intensive planter-based and hydroponic systems as well as hanging planters with trellises structure.





Master of Building Science


Building Science

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type