Green Rooftops

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Rio de Janeiro is an ever-changing and expanding city that is facing challenges interms of food security, urban sprawl, and the fragmentation of the green infrastructure. By mapping the surface area of the urban rooftop landscape and finding spatial synergies with the city’s socially and environmentally vulnerable areas, a case can be made in favor of implementing a rooftop agricultural infrastructure capable of meeting roughly 40%of the city’s yearly demands for vegetables.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiodivercities by 2030 : transforming cities with biodiversity
EditorsMaria Angelica, Juan David Amaya-Espinel
Place of PublicationBogota, Columbia
PublisherInstituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-958-5183-49-0
ISBN (Print)978-958-5183-48-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Urban biodiversity
  • Urban ecosystem services
  • Urban ecology
  • Urban Land Use Planning
  • Colombia


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