Posts tagged biomimicry
Ideas for Urban Agriculture and Smart Cities

Agritecture is actively planning the 2018 AgLanta Conference on March 27th & 28th. Do not expect the same conference as last year (that isn't the Agritecture way)! The main topic of the gathering will center around how an urban food system can contribute to a "Smart City". Smart is a curious word, and I am interested to hear the voices and opinions being brought into the conversation. Smart can be analog. Smart can be digital. Smart can be slow, grassroots, justice-focused. Smart can be fast, iterative, stakeholder-based. Smart to one can be nonsense to another. Smart can be keeping your mouth shut (Orion!). I'm excited to learn more about how controlled-environment and agtech-oriented urban agriculture can embrace many different perspectives of what smart means.

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Nature-inspired water collection system wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

An international team based in New York City has developed a prototype product that mimics the way living systems capture, store, and distribute water, and has been awarded the 2017 $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

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Dazzling Plans for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Resort in the Philippines

An architect has unveiled plans for a spectacular, new, eco-friendly resort in the Philippines with shell-shaped hotels and rotating apartment towers. The spiral layout of the stunning Nautilus Eco-Resort follows the Fibonacci sequence, employed by architects as a 'golden ratio' to create visually appealing designs. Over 500 guests will be able to stay at the resort at a time, and their accommodation will be entirely built from reused or recycled materials from the islands.

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Italian Startup Hexagro Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Hexagro Urban Farming is an Italian startup based in Milan and led by an international team of engineers, designers and gastronomes. Since almost a year, Hexagro UF is committed to develop scalable, sustainable and sharing-economy based solutions to enhance the production and supply of fresh and healthy food to everyone. Its first product, the Living Farming Tree (LFT), is an automated, modular and easy-to-use indoor farming system to grow food without the need of large spaces, complex installations or fertile land.

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