The Farm in the City

Figure 5: Available rooftop space in the Central Business District

To address the question about potential rooftop garden venues, we used GIS mapping and Google Maps to determine all of the flat rooftop space in the CBD, allowing us to calculate the large scale potential for the programme. With Photoshop, we created images to highlight each available rooftop (Figure 5) and the congregate available space they formed. The team calculated that in the CBD there is approximately 162,000 meters-squared of available rooftop space that could be utilised for gardening. We created a database with addresses of many of these buildings with their contact information which will be used by the City and TEL when moving forward with this project.

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