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KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Industrial Ecology.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Industrial Ecology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Rooted in Industrial Ecology (IE) theory, this report evaluates how urban agricultural concepts and techniques, can contribute to improved ecological sustainability within the inner city boundaries of Stockholm. An overarching literary study as well as an interview was carried out, resulting in a qualitative analysis followed by suggestions for practical implementations. A substantial convergence was found between the eco-restructuring objectives of IE and the principal motives for urban agriculture. Consequently, eco-restructuring objectives are found in varying degrees in the presented urban agricultural techniques. Industrial symbioses, permaculture and combinations of urban agricultural techniques are tools which are capable of corresponding adequately to the diversity of urban settings. Prominent occurrences of eco-restructuring objectives and provisioning of ecosystem services motivated, for instance; green walls on Hornsgatan, aquaponics on allotments, waste heat-utilizing rooftop gardens, as well as vertical farming in suitable eco-industrial symbioses.

Abstract [sv]

Utifrån teorier inom det vetenskapliga fältet Industriell Ekologi (IE) bedömer denna rapport hur stadsodling i Stockholms innerstad, både som koncept och praktiska tekniker, kan bidra till ökad ekologisk hållbarhet. I detta syfte genomfördes en övergripande litteraturstudie samt intervju, resulterande i en kvalitativ analys med tillhörande förslag på tillämpningar i Stockholm. Det upptäcktes att IE:s eko-restruktureringsmål fanns återspeglade i motiven för stadsodling som koncept, samt i varierande grad i samtliga berörda stadsodlingstekniker. Diversiteten av stadsmiljöer kan besvaras av kombinationer av stadsodlingstekniker, permakulturella koncept och industriella symbioser. Särskilt utmärkande förekomster av eko-restruktureringsmål samt utförande av ekosystemtjänster motiverade bland annat; väggodlingar på Hornsgatan, aquaponics på kolonilotter, spillvärmetillvaratagande takodlingar samt vertikala växthus i adekvata industriella symbioser.

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2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [sv]
stadsodling, industriell ekologi, hållbar utveckling, Stockholm
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-139345OAI: diva2:685892
Subject / course
Industrial Ecology
Educational program
Bachelor of Science - Energy and Environment
Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-10 Last updated: 2014-01-10Bibliographically approved

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