This summer semester I’m taking a global sustainability class and I was just reading about Farming the Cities.
Urban farming is generally pretty awesome, I can’t wait for it. In a way, it might render the areas outside of major cities mostly useless. Well that’s harsh, I shouldn’t say useless; But certainly undesirable. The only reason I might want to live in a suburb right now is to have a garden of some sort in order to grow my own produce, and for the greenery. I can pretty much do without the fast food chains and stripmalls (or malls at all for that matter)… and the traffic jams to get into the city where the real action happens anyway.
Check out what these Seattle architects had in mind for an urban farm building.
That’s neat, but I want to see a residential structure capable of sustaining itself through food production or a vertical farm. (It’s perfectly fine for it to be a colony of vegetarians… I can’t imagine the generally uncivilized practice of raising livestock with the intent to slaughter it and eat it taking place in the SAME building that you sleep in.. but I’m biased)
(disclaimer: i am vegetarian. If you consider yourself green, you should be too…Eating meat causes almost 40 percent more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, and planes in the world combined. )
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