Assessing the edible city: environmental consequences of urban agriculture in the US Northeast

Benjamin Goldstein

Technical University of Denmark

Received PhD in Management Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in March 2017. βenjamin's PhD work focused on urban food systems and the application of advanced quantitative sustainability assessment techniques to these systems, with a focus on the potential impacts of emerging urban food production technologies. Benjamin is now working alongside Assist. Prof. Joshua Newell at the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral research on developing the field of Political Industrial Ecology.   


Urban agriculture has been proposed as a means to reduce the environmental burdens of supplying cities with food. In relation to this the vision of ‘the edible city’ has emerged, whereby urban farming becomes an important... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Benjamin Goldstein (Technical University of Denmark)
  2. Michael Hauschild (Technical University of Denmark)
  3. John E. Fernandez (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  4. Morten Birkved (Technical University of Denmark)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable urban systems


WS-13 » Sustainable food systems 2 (13:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room D)

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