The Future - Skyscraper Farms

  • metta

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    Jul 20, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    The Future - Skyscraper Farms

    "By 2050 nearly 80% of the world’s population will reside in urban centers, and 109 hectares of arable land will be needed to feed them.

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    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1v7trU/inhabitat.com/dystopian-farm-by-eric-vergne/


    http://www.evolo.us/

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    http://www.evolo.us/architecture/vertical-farm-2/
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    Jul 20, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    It is a... giant Transformer in the form of a huge Vajayjay...?
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    Jul 20, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    I love the idea of this. There are so many people from the farms that are flocking to the city and this could also work as a more sustainable way to farm, being that the soil that grows the grass can be watered using less water.
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    Jul 20, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    Very cool images. Thanks for sharing. Until we see anything like those vertical farms sprouting within familiar cityscapes, there'll be a flood of rooftop agricultural ventures cropping up, making use of the existing acreages offered upon industrial and institutional megastructures, both within and at the peripheries of urban centres. And with the uprising of greening rooftops, residential and otherwise, there will be increased opportunity for urbanites to cultivate their own parcels or to have their locally-grown produce available for pick-up within walking distance or delivered to their door, re-uniting town and country again. It's Back to the Future!

    Thanks, too, metta8, for the links to the
    sites I'd never heard of before. Effin cool!
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    Jul 20, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidThis isn't too new of an idea. Japan is (probably was) thinking of building a pyramid city in Tokyo bay that would be 100% self-sustaining via tidal energy, wind energy, and it would be able to grow its own food.


    This you mean?

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    Jul 20, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    I would NOT wanna be down wind of that building....
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    Jul 20, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    I would rather see X-SEED icon_biggrin.gif


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    Jul 20, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI suspect we'll be engineering new meat before we engineer new farms. :-)

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41338274/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/us-scientists-work-grow-meat-lab/


    Ewww I'm going into Biomedical Engineering, and this is one of the huge areas of focus. No thanks icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 21, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    pat3rob saidI would NOT wanna be down wind of that building....
    +infinity and beyond! icon_lol.gif