Tuesday, July 15, 2008

local urban food

The concept of 'eating local' has been growing in recent years. This can be partly attributed to rising transportation costs, a new concern on the amount of greenhouse gasses which are released due to transport, and a desire to support local farmers and growers.

Urban planners and designers, environmentalists and agricultural scientists have been researching how this can be applied in the context of the city and some interesting designs have come forward.

The Vertical Farm Project takes an interesting look at how to best cultivate food in an urban environment. As the world's population continues to predominately reside in urban areas, this is an area that will continue to be researched and discussed.

The Vertical Farm Project discusses the problem and their proposed solution and is an interesting take.

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