Archinect - News 2014-12-19T22:47:19-05:00 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/83066620/do-we-want-more-green-roofs Do we want more green roofs? kostatoskovic 2013-09-30T15:15:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T15:15:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9m/9mfcfgsw6mdhjqvh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If green roofs can be seen, they are a constraint for architectural design. Either you acknowledge them or they become an afterthought.</p></em><br /><br /><p> I attempt to disassemble issues in advocating green roofs.</p> 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/30945408/high-tech-greenhouse-planned-for-downtown-vancouver-parkade-rooftop High-tech greenhouse planned for downtown Vancouver parkade rooftop Archinect 2011-12-14T20:25:34-05:00 >2011-12-23T11:01:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e104c9419eb51af96883488eb2983951.jpg" width="411" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The inside of the greenhouse will be anything but ordinary. Four-metre-high stacks of growing trays on motorized conveyors will ferry plants up, down and around for watering, to capture the sun&rsquo;s rays and then move them into position for an easy harvest. The array will produce about the same amount of produce as 6.4 hectares (16 acres) of California fields, according to Christopher Ng, chief operating officer of Valcent.</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>