City retrofitting through cultivable envelopes

Alessandro Melis, Pengfei Li

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Today’s humanity, a blind ascetic walking on a ramshackle cliff path, is scrupulously seeking the way named ‘sustainability’ to survive and striving to see the ‘sunrise of tomorrow’. Neither staying nor impertinency means death. Indeed, humanity has undergone an extremely rapid development since we predominated. The extraordinary intelligence has been constantly transforming the world to our expectation which contains advanced technology, high level of civilization, and also potential risks. However, as the exposure of the potential risks comes, it is time to pay back! Hence, people are exploring almost all the possibility to live sustainably in order to prevent from the deterioration of the current population increasing, food shortage, environmental pollution, climate change, sea-level rise, catastrophes and social chaos, before everything spirals out of control.
This study will explore how the problem of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and the growth of the urban population can become an opportunity to increase the food production through the use of cultivable envelopes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event22nd European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 22 Apr 201425 Apr 2014


Conference22nd European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Abbreviated titleEMCSR 2014


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