Underutilized Spaces and Marginal Lands for Sustainable Land Use: A Multi-Scale Analysis
|Abstract||Drawn from a trio of manuscripts, this dissertation evaluates the sustainability contributions and implications of deploying underutilized spaces for alternative uses at multiple scales: urban, regional and continental. The first paper considers the use of underutilized spaces at the urban scale for urban agriculture (UA) to meet local sustainability goals in Phoenix, Arizona. Through a data-driven analysis, it demonstrates UA can meet 90% of annual demand for fresh produce, supply local produce in all food deserts, reduce areas underserved by public parks by 60%, and displace >50,000 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions from buildings.
The second paper considers marginal agricultural land use for bioenergy crop cultivation to meet future ... (more)
|Contributor||ULUDERE ARAGON, Nazli Zeynep (Author) / Georgescu, Matei (Advisor) / Hanemann, William M (Committee member) / Parker, Nathan C (Committee member) / Rey, Sergio (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Geography / biofuels / coupled environmental-economic modeling / data-driven analysis / sustainable land management / underutilized lands / urban agriculture|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2020|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|