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Urban self-sufficiency: how rooftops could contribute to cities’ energy, food and water demands, Spain. (18 April 2019 Issue 524) 'Science for Environment Policy', 2nd May 2019, European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service. (Source: DOI:10.1111/jiec.12829)
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Agronomic and environmental assessment of a polyculture rooftop soilless urban home garden in a Mediterranean city. (2019) Anna Boneta, Martí Rufí-Salís, Mireia Ercilla-Montserrat, Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall. (DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00341)
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Rooftop greenhouses in educational centers: A sustainability assessment of urban agriculture in compact cities. (2018) Ana Nadal, Oriol Pons, Eva Cuerva, Joan Rieradevall , Alejandro Josa. (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.191)
 
Social perception of urban agriculture in Latin-America. A case study in Mexican social housing. (2018) AnaNadal, IleanaCerón-Palma, CarmenGarcía-Gómez, MaríaPérez-Sánchez, BeatrizRodríguez-Labajos, EvaCuerva, AlejandroJosa, JoanRieradevall. (DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.02.055)
 
Environmental assessment of an integrated rooftop greenhouse for food production in cities. (2018) David Sanjuan-Delmás, Pere Llorach-Massana, Ana Nadal, Mireia Ercilla-Montserrat, Pere Muñoz, Juan Ignacio Montero, Alejandro Josa, Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.147)
 
Improving the Metabolism and Sustainability of Buildings and Cities Through Integrated Rooftop Greenhouses (i-RTG). (2018) David Sanjuan-Delmás, Pere Llorach-Massana, Ana Nadal, Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Anna Petit-Boix, Mireia Ercilla-Montserrat, Eva Cuerva, Maria Rosa Rovira, Alejandro Josa, Pere Muñoz, Juan Ignacio Montero, Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall, Oriol Pons. (DOI: https:10.1007/978-3-319-67017-1_3)
 
Towards Productive Cities: Environmental Assessment of the Food‐Energy‐Water Nexus of the Urban Roof Mosaic. (2018) Susana Toboso‐Chavero, Ana Nadal, Anna Petit‐Boix, Oriol Pons, Gara Villalba, Xavier Gabarrell, Alejandro Josa, Joan Rieradevall. (DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12829)
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Life cycle and hydrologic modeling of rainwater harvesting in urban neighborhoods: Implications of urban form and water demand patterns in the US and Spain. (2018) Anna Petit-Boixa, Jay Devkotac, Robert Phillipsc, María Violeta Vargas-Parraa, Alejandro Josa, Xavier Gabarrella, Joan Rieradevalla, Defne Apul.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.206)
 
Urban planning and agriculture. Methodology for assessing rooftop greenhouse potential of non-residential areas using airborne sensors. (2017) Ana Nadal, Ramón Alamús, Luca Pipia, Antonio Ruiz, Jordi Corbera, Eva Cuerva, Joan Rieradevall , Alejandro Josa. (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.214)
 
Application of life cycle thinking towards sustainable cities: A reviewApplication of life cycle thinking towards sustainable cities: A review. (2017) Anna Petit-Boix, PereLlorach-Massana, David Sanjuan-Delmás, Jorge Sierra-Pérez, Elisabet Vinyes, Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall, Esther Sanyé-Mengual. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.030)
 
Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actionsAre we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions. (2017) AnnaPetit-Boix, Ana Arahuetes, Alejandro Josa, Joan Rieradevall, Xavier Gabarrell. (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.034)
 
Building-integrated agriculture: A first assessment of aerobiological air quality in rooftop greenhouses (i-RTGs). (2017) Ercilla-Montserrat, M., Izquierdo, R., Belmonte, J., Montero, J. I., Muñoz, P., De Linares, C. and Rieradevall, J. (DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.099)
 
Building-integrated rooftop greenhouses: An energy and environmental assessment in the mediterranean context. (2016) Ana Nadal, Pere Llorach-Massana, Eva Cuerva, Elisa López-Capel, Juan Ignacio Montero, Alejandro Josa, Joan Rieradevall, Mohammad Royapoor. (DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.11.051)
 
Urban Agriculture in the Framework of Sustainable Urbanism. Agricultura urbana en el marc d'un urbanisme sostenible. Agricultura urbana en el marco de un urbanismo sostenible. (2015) Ana Nadal, Ileana Cerón, Eva Cuerva, Xavier Gabarrell, Alejandro Josa, Oriol Pons, Joan Rieradevall, Esther Sanyé-Mengual. (ISSN-e 0213-6023)
 
Roofs of the Future: Rooftop Greenhouses to Improve Buildings Metabolism. (2015) Oriol Pons, Ana Nadal, Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Pere Llorach-Massana, Eva Cuerva, David Sanjuan-Delmàs, Pere Muñoz, Jordi Oliver-Solà, Carla Planas, Maria Rosa Rovira. (DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.10.084)
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Techniques and crops for efficient rooftop gardens in Bologna, Italy (2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Orsini F, Oliver-Solà J, Rieradevall J, Montero JI, Gianquinto G - Agronomy for Sustainable Development (DOI: 10.1007/s13593-015-0331-0)
 
Resolving differing stakeholder perceptions of urban rooftop farming in Mediterranean cities: promoting food production as a driver for innovative forms of urban agriculture. (2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Anguelovski I, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J - Agriculture and Human values (DOI: 10.1007/s10460-015-9594-y)
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Integrating horticulture into cities: A guide for assessing the implementation potential of Rooftop Greenhouses (RTGs) in industrial and logistics parks. (2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Cerón-Palma I, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J - Journal of Urban Technology  (DOI:10.1080/10630732.2014.942095) (online first)
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An environmental and economic life cycle assessment of Rooftop Greenhouse (RTG) implementation in Barcelona, Spain. Assessing new forms of urban agriculture from the greenhouse structure to the final product level. (2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J - International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (DOI: 10.1007/s11367-014-0836-9) (online first)

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Environmental assessment of urban horticulture structures: Implementing Rooftop Greenhouses in Mediterranean cities. (2014) Sanyé-Mengual E, Oliver-Solà J, Anton A, Montero JI, Rieradevall J - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector
 
The ICTA-ICP Rooftop Greenhouse Lab (RTG-Lab): closing metabolic flows (energy, water, CO2) through integrated Rooftop Greenhouses (2014) Sanyé-Mengual E, Llorach-Massana P, Sanjuan-Delmás D, Oliver-Solà J, Josa A, Montero JI, Rieradevall J, in: Roggema R and Keeffe G (eds.) Finding spaces for productive cities. Proceedings of the 6th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning conference. (VHL University of Applied Sciences: Leeuwarden), pp.693-701 (ISBN 978-90-822451-2-7)
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When the perception and development of Urban Rooftop Farming depend on how Urban Agriculture is defined: Examining diverging stakeholders' experiences and views in Barcelona, Spain (2014) Sanyé-Mengual E, Anguelovski I, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J, in: Roggema R and Keeffe G (eds.) Finding spaces for productive cities. Proceedings of the 6th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning conference. (VHL University of Applied Sciences: Leeuwarden), pp.490-503 (ISBN 978-90-822451-2-7)
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Environmental analysis of the logistics of agricultural products from Roof Top Greenhouse (RTG) in Mediterranean urban areas. (2013) Sanyé-Mengual E, Cerón-Palma I, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J - Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 93(1): 100–109. (DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.5736)
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Barriers and opportunities regarding the implementation of Rooftop Greenhouses (RTEG) in Mediterranean cities of Europe. (2012) Cerón-Palma I, Oliver-Solà J, Sanyé-Mengual E, Montero JI & Rieradevall J - Journal of Urban Technology 19 (4): 87-103 (DOI:10.1080/10630732.2012.717685)
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Project congresses

Ecoefficiency assessment of the drinking water distribution network of Calafell (Spain). (2015) David Sanjuan-Delmás, Anna Petit-Boix, Carla Arnal, Desirée Marín, Alejandro Josa, Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall - Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference. Sitges, Spain

Rainwater harvesting and integration of water flows for reducing water consumption in buildings: a real case study from Barcelona.
(2015) David Sanjuan-Delmás, Alejandro Josa, Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall - Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference. Sitges, Spain

Energy advantages of local production through integrated rooftop greenhouses (i-RTGs): increasing energy efficiency and shortening food supply-chains.
(2015) Ana Nadal-Fuentes, Esther Senyè-Mengual, Eva Cuerva, Ileana Cerón, Alejandro Josa, Joan Rieradevall - Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference. Sitges, Spain

Environmental assessment of production (cradle-to-farm) and supply-chain (cradle-to-consumer) of o-season fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.): Comparing management and distribution practices of two Italian regions.
(2015) Daniela Gasperi , Ivan Domeniconi , Esther Sanyé-Mengual , Pere Muñoz , Joan Rieradevall , Francesco Orsini , Giorgio Gianquinto - Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference. Sitges, Spain
 
Environmental performance of rooftop farming as urban food systems: Outputs from case studies in the Mediterranean area. (2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Orsini F, Gianquinto G, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J. - Poster for the LCM2015: Life Cycle Management - Mainstreaming Life Cycle Management for sustainable value creation. 30th August - 2nd September. Bourdeaux, France.
 
Use of rainwater harvesting systems for the irrigation of hydroponic crops: adapting the nutritious solution to the water quality in the Mediterranean area. (2015) Sanjuan-Delmás D, Muñoz P, Gabarrell X, Josa A, Rieradevall J. - Poster for the LCM2015: Life Cycle Management - Mainstreaming Life Cycle Management for sustainable value creation. 30th August - 2nd September. Bourdeaux, France.

The ICTA-ICP Rooftop Greenhouse Lab: coupling industrial ecology and life cycle thinking to assess innovative urban agriculture. (2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Llorach-Masana P, Sanjuan-Delmás D, Oliver-Solà J, Josa A, Montero JI, Gabarrell X, Rieradevall J.  - Poster for the CILCA2015 - VI Conferencia Internacional de Ciclo de Vida en Latinoamérica. 13th-16th July 2015. Lima, Perú.
 
LCA of Phase Change Materials application to heat hydroponic crops’ root zone in substitution of a conventional root zone heating System. (2015) Pere Llorach-Massana, Javier Peña, Juan Ignacio Montero, Joan Rieradevall - Poster for the CILCA2015 - VI Conferencia Internacional de Ciclo de Vida en Latinoamérica. 13th-16th July 2015. Lima, Perú.
 
Rooftop farming: an opportunity towards urban sustainability? (2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Orsini F, Gianquinto G, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J. - Poster for the ISIE2015: 8th biennal conference of the international society of industrial ecology. 7th-10th July. University of Surrey, Guilford, UK. 
 
Roofs of the future: rooftop greenhouses to improve buildings metabolism. (2015) Pons O, Nadal A, Sanyé-Mengual E, Llorch-Masana P, Cuerva E, Sanjuan-Delmás D, Muñoz P, Oliver-Solà J, Planas C, Rovira MR. - Oral presentation at the CCC2015 Creative Construction Conference 2015. 21st-24th June. Krakrow, Poland.

How to communicate environmental impacts? Approaching LCA results to consumers for urban food products.
(2015) Sanyé-Mengual E, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J. - Poster for the SETAC 25th Europe meeting. 3rd - 7th May 2015. Barcelona, Spain.

The ICTA-ICP Rooftop Greenhouse Lab (RTG-Lab): closing metabolic flows (energy, water, CO2) through integrated Rooftop Greenhouses.
(2014) Sanyé-Mengual E, Llorach-Massana P, Sanjuan-Delmás D, Oliver-Solà J, Josa A, Montero JI, Rieradevall J. - Oral Presentation and poster at the 6th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning conference. 5th - 7th November 2014. VHL University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

When the perception and development of Urban Rooftop Farming depend on how Urban Agriculture is defined: Examining diverging stakeholders' experiences and views in Barcelona, Spain.
(2014) Sanyé-Mengual E, Anguelovski I, Oliver-Solà J, Montero JI, Rieradevall J. - Oral Presentation at the 6th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning conference. 5th - 7th November 2014. VHL University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
 
The Rooftop Greenhouse Lab: optimising food production on buildings through integrated Rooftop Greenhouses in Barcelona, Spain. (2014) Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Pere Llorach-Massana, David Sanjuan-Delmàs, Jordi Oliver-Solà, Juan Ignacio Montero, Joan Rieradevall. - Oral Presentation at the International Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture. 9th – 10th September 2014. The University Of Nottingham, UK

Passive systems for the climate control of rooftop greenhouses (RTGs): Phase change materials (PCMs) to heat the root zone. (2014) Pere Llorach-Massana, Javier Peña, Juan Ignacio Montero, Joan Rieradevall - Poster for the International Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture. 9th – 10th September 2014. The University Of Nottingham, UK

Application of rainwater harvesting to rooftop greenhouse: a case study from Barcelona. (2014) David Sanjuan-Delmás, Esther Sanyé-Mengual, Juan Ignacio Montero, Xavier Gabarrel, Alejandro Josa, Joan Rieradevall - Poster for the International Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture. 9th – 10th September 2014. The University Of Nottingham, UK
 
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