Archinect - News 2014-08-28T01:10:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101782599/the-future-of-urban-farming-belongs-to-the-bugs The future of urban farming belongs to the bugs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-13T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-06-13T13:22:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6b89a69bb6d7007dd3be66f2f654c47.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some people might mentally retch that the United Nations, believing the world's population could hit&nbsp;9 billion by 2050, thinks we should prepare to eat bugs. Not the folks at Sweden's Belatchew Arkitekter, though: They want to fast-track the insect-munching. Thus they've whipped up plans to build "vermin farms" upon Stockholm's major intersections, so that by 2018 everybody in the city will be guaranteed plentiful rations of six-legged foodstuffs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100112144/rooftop-farms-combine-the-rural-and-urban-in-future-cities Rooftop farms combine the rural and urban in future cities Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-20T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:56:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3kf5wms3w6p8b50.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As fossil fuels become more expensive and the number of urban dwellers continues to rise, urban farming will help feed the population without increasing the cost and pollution of food transport. [...] The rise in rooftop farming isn't limited to commercial operations. "Rooftop farming and gardening has become extremely diverse, and in that sense a more 'normal' presence in cities"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/96428903/japanese-commuters-grow-veggies-on-train-station-rooftops Japanese Commuters Grow Veggies On Train Station Rooftops Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T20:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T21:39:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bdedfbefb6466da66d58fc34d44d07d.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rooftop farms have been established all over the world to enable growing food in dense urban areas. In Japan, a whole new kind of an urban rooftop farm was opened recently. Soradofarm is an urban agriculture project that uses the rooftops of train stations to accommodate urban gardens for waiting train passengers that want to use their transfer time to relax and train their gardening skills.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/92457261/high-lines-and-park-life-why-more-green-isn-t-always-greener-for-cities High Lines and park life: why more green isn't always greener for cities Archinect 2014-01-30T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T09:55:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/644157a6901fae1d176e59a8007c8e7e.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One obvious answer to these conundrums is increased focus on "sustainability", along with the questionable notion that because something has a lot of vegetation on it, it must be good for the environment. Accordingly, urban farms are part of this peculiar trend. As early as the mid-1980s, Prince Charles advocated turning the depopulated streets of central Liverpool into farmland, something which seemed connected to his war against modern architecture around the same time...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/89062333/forget-golf-courses-subdivisions-draw-residents-with-farms Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms Alexander Walter 2013-12-17T13:55:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:40:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6a10bcc855d8e309a29cd8aa16a8b23.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses. But now, there's a new model springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement: Farms &mdash; complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees &mdash; are serving as the latest suburban amenity. It's called development-supported agriculture, a more intimate version of community-supported agriculture &mdash; a farm-share program commonly known as CSA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85516194/self-proclaimed-world-s-largest-urban-farm-gets-green-light-in-detroit 'Self proclaimed 'world's largest urban farm' gets green light in Detroit Archinect 2013-11-01T11:41:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:13:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb8afaeac879188c72b9c689fbd465ac.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In some of Detroit's most deserted and blighted neighborhoods, where residents see little more than hopeless despair, John Hantz spotted opportunity. The wealthy businessman, founder of Hantz Group, decided to purchase and convert hundreds of acres of vacant city-owned plots into farmland. It's taken five years, but this week Gov. Rick Snyder approved the sale of nearly 150 acres, 1,500 parcels, to Hantz Woodlands, a private business, for about $500,000.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72258663/rooftop-farms-to-deal-with-growing-food-crisis Rooftop Farms to Deal with Growing Food Crisis Anna Johnson 2013-05-01T10:34:00-04:00 >2013-05-19T01:26:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0llxfk1unytr17nz.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of the most densely populated cities across the globe are tackling population growth and food shortages by establishing more rooftop farms. Vertical farms are popping up on unused rooftops in cities across the globe and the outcome is extremely positive.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60924318/first-commercial-vertical-farm-opens-in-singapore First commercial vertical farm opens in Singapore Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T18:23:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T22:42:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f518c27bcbd72fa809d4c8672b7b0d1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Singapore now has its first commercial vertical farm, which means more local options for vegetables. The technique uses aluminium towers that are as tall as nine metres, and vegetables are grown in troughs at multiple levels. The technique utilises space better -- an advantage for land-scarce Singapore.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/23453065/the-age-of-flower-towers The age of flower towers Archinect 2011-10-10T20:54:39-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f411632205de26ec00a7343956391d5.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects are tackling the problems of the concrete jungle with ambitious schemes using green technology to grow forests in the sky</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14613004/vertical-farming-can-urban-agriculture-feed-a-hungry-world Vertical Farming: Can Urban Agriculture Feed a Hungry World? Archinect 2011-07-25T12:18:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhmdjq3on185x665.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Agricultural researchers believe that building indoor farms in the middle of cities could help solve the world's hunger problem. Experts say that vertical farming could feed up to 10 billion people and make agriculture independent of the weather and the need for land. There's only one snag: The urban farms need huge amounts of energy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>