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Food deserts are a global problem of inadequate food supply in quantity and quality in under-served neighborhoods. A scalable solution to provide people with fresh, high nutritional produce might benefit from a new approach to food production. This paper explores a closed-loop system of food, energy, and water as one strategy. Building-Integrated Food-Energy-Water Model (Bi-FEW): Building-Integrated Wetland Agriculture (BIWA) is a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) model which creates a responsive and resilient food network in urban neighborhoods to overcome local food insecurities. This model may also act as a proactive, off-grid disaster relief infrastructure in buildings vulnerable to sea-level rise. This novel approach requires economic and political framework to foster sustainable agriculture in cities with under-served neighborhoods.
Constructed Wetlands; Bi-FEW; Food Security; Urban Agriculture; Urban Resiliency
Khandelwal, Shruti, "Building Integrated Wetlands for Sustainable Food Production in Cities" (2018). Open Access Theses. 731.