Khadija Benis is an architect and urban planner, holding a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems. She developed a framework for the environmental and economic sustainability assessment of Building-Integrated Agriculture (BIA) in urban contexts. At MIT, she developed HARVEST, a CAD-embedded tool for urban food production simulation, based on Urban Foodprints, a lifecycle-based method to estimate environmental impacts of urban food systems. Over the past years, she has been working on food systems-related projects in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.
Development of a simulation-based decision support workflow for the implementation of Building-Integrated Agriculture (BIA) in urban contexts
Urban Foodprints (UF) – Establishing baseline
scenarios for the sustainability assessment
of high-yield urban agriculture