Posts tagged future cities
Move Over, Skyscrapers: This "Plantscraper" Can Feed 5,000 A Year

As populations grow and cities condense, availability of fresh produce becomes an increasingly dire issue. The concept of “plantscapers” could allow office buildings to feed thousands of people every year. 

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VINCENT CALLEBAUT PROPOSES 3D-PRINTING ‘FARMING BRIDGES’ TO REGENERATE WAR-TORN MOSUL

Vincent Callebaut has presented his winning project for the Rifat Chadirji prize, a competition that called for ideas to rebuild Iraq’s liberated areas in Mosul. Titled ‘five farming bridges’, the concept puts forward the construction of affordable and adaptable bridges topped with modular housing units.

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CHINA PLANS TO BUILD NEARLY 300 NEW ECO-CITIES

China is not exactly known for its eco-conscious ethos. In fact, it's one of the world's biggest polluters, with limited environmental regulation stopping the flow of toxins into the environment. Even the regulations that do exist are often ignored by large companies – some 70 percent of businesses examined by environmental inspectors failed to meet environmental standards for controlling air pollution, according to a state news agency report

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