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Vertical Urban Farming on Steroids

May 16, 2009
Vertical Farm Building Design

Vertical Farm Building Design

Vancouver just announced the winners to their competition to address climate change in the urban environment…the Oscar goes to Romses Architects for their Harvest solution. Urban? Rural? Who knows?

The post about this on Treehugger got a lot of flack – critiques of the energy costs of building and the use of skyscrapers for farming, and in this case, the logistics and ethics of keeping livestock here.  Yet wouldn’t energy costs be reduced through reduction in transportation? I’m just starting to learn about vertical farming – there’s an interesting advocacy site here.

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