PhD student Valentina Manente wins at Kent Researcher’s Showcase

The University’s Graduate and Researcher College recently hosted the annual Kent Researcher’s Showcase event. This year, submissions were showcased online, under three submission categories: academic poster, research photograph and research creative.

A big congratulations to Architecture PhD student, Valentina Manente, who is the Academic Panel Winner in the Research Poster category for her poster on Global urban agriculture.

Valentina says, “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.

I am grateful to the University of Kent for providing me with this nice opportunity to communicate my research through my design skills, which I really enjoyed!”

You can get in touch with Valentina via LinkedIn.