Sustaining Future

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

High-rise Integrated Food Production and Living

One of the cost of current super-market food distribution model consumes a lot of oil because food are reported to have travel 100's km before they reach the consumer. City living is still the preferred way of life for a large portion of the population. Is there a way to reduce food transportation for city folks?

The previous post Aquaponics is based on single level living (as in a standard lot in Australia) where people have a backyard for fresh vegetable and fish.

Vertical Farming is a high rise, can be in a city, which is for food production.

Another variation is agro-housing in which buildings made for, with, and alongside residential experiments in agriculture. [source]

Both vertical farming and agro-housing can utilize strategies such as aquaponics to solve water supply and waste disposal at the same time.



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