Solar Vertical City is a self-contained, green-infused tower planted into the ocean floor

Resigned to the fact that rising sea levels are inevitable at this point, architects are starting to create feasible, water-based living solutions. Italian architect Luca Curci has just unveiled a design that envisions a soaring zero-energy tower infused with greenery on each level that will be planted into the sea floor, resulting in what could be the future of self-contained architecture.

Urban Ag Matters in NYC

Did you know that New York City is developing a new comprehensive urban agriculture plan? 🌱 Show your support for urban agriculture in NYC by telling City Council that #UrbanAgMatters! Share this flyer and use the hashtag. 👉🏽 Visit www.agtech-x.com/1661 today to learn what else you can do to help make it easier for new and existing urban farms to get established and grow. 🗣 Speak up for the way you want urban agriculture to develop in NYC by attending the public hearing on October 26th.

United Arab Emirates launch Mars Science City

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have launched the Mars Science City project.

Exclusive Interview with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots

If you don't already know, Square Roots is a company that seeks to usher in a new generation of farmers. Square Roots has recently made some big announcements, including opening applications for their 2nd cohort and closing a $5.4 million dollar raise.

As former clients of Agritecture Consulting, we've been thrilled to watch Square Roots and their entrepreneurs flourish. As the 1st cohort is about to graduate, we figured now was the perfect time to check in with our Brooklyn neighborhood farm. Agritecture's own Andrew Blume sat down with Square Roots CEO, Tobias Peggs in this podcast.

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.

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.

Carnivorous Plants Thrive Under GrowBlade™ Lighting

Operated by Peter D’Amato and Damon Collingsworth, California Carnivores is a nursery for carnivorous plants based in Sebastopol, California, north of San Francisco. California Carnivores is the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the world that is open to the public. Founded in 1989, California Carnivores has been promoting conservation through cultivation for almost 30 years. They grow and sell the widest variety of carnivorous plants in the United States. Venus flytraps, American pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, bladderworts, tropical pitcher plants and others – all commercially cultivated for either the curious beginner or the discriminating collector who wants the highest quality plants. California Carnivores sells plants both on-site at their nursery and online.

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

Finland: School uses LED grow lights to teach biology

The latest novelty from this Northern European country is the introduction of the phenomenon based approach to primary education in place of the traditional, subject based approach. A school in the municipality of Espoo is leading the way in this kind of progressive education and re-inventing the way biology is taught. 

Bringing It All Together: Blue Planet Consulting Rebrands as Agritecture Consulting

I’m elated to announce that Agritecture and Blue Planet Consulting will formerly merge into one company, Agritecture LLC. Since 2011, when I first founded Agritecture.com, I’ve had big dreams for how agriculture could be integrated into the built environment. Now, with this merger, our team will be more equipped than ever before to master the art, science, and practice of our trade.