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dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Erinen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Allisonen_US
dc.creatorWilson, Allisonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T03:59:38Z
dc.date.available2012-10-26T03:59:38Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/12381
dc.description.abstractThis thesis attempts to determine if food-producing plant growth can be incorporated within a building envelope to create an ideal plant growth environment while simultaneously enhancing the thermal properties of the building envelope. A window system was designed as a means of bringing food production into the built environment in an easily accessible fashion from the interior of a high-rise apartment complex. The Ya-Po-Ah Terrace in Eugene, Oregon, was chosen as a case study site for research on how a window could promote health, provide nutrition, and enhance the thermal comfort of the inhabitants. The design of the window unit is founded in precedent research on methods of plant growth in urban environments and systems for growing food in small and efficient ways. The design found that it is possible to create an ideal plant growth environment within a building assembly for use as a food production method for building inhabitants.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved.en_US
dc.subjectFooden_US
dc.subjectHydroponicen_US
dc.subjectPlantsen_US
dc.subjectStrawberryen_US
dc.subjectUrbanen_US
dc.subjectWindowsen_US
dc.titleUrban Food Growth: Designing for Vertical Building Surfacesen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US


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