Valentina Manente

Architecture PhD student


As cities keep expanding worldwide, governments are looking for sustainable solutions to support such growth. The aim of this PhD research is to assess the sustainability of urban agriculture in contemporary cities. To do so, I am using the FEW meter, a methodology which measures the nexus between water/energy consumption, food production and social benefits of urban agriculture. The case study for this research is Bogotá, Colombia, which is located in the Global South.