Vertical Farming radio programme

building as vertical farm

For anyone interested in the concept of Vertical Farming – a current and fascinating aspect of Landscape Architecture – then BBC Radio 4 have produced a radio programme about it. Click here for the website, from which the quote below is taken.

“By 2050 the population of the world is expected to grow to over 9 billion and proponents of “vertical farming” believe growing food in cities would use less land and resources than traditional outdoor methods, reduce transport costs and fossil-fuel emissions.

As vertical farms start to spring up in Sweden, Vancouver and the Netherlands, Ella McSweeney investigates whether they could provide a cost-effective solution that will increase yields or if it is just another example of head in the clouds utopian thinking.”

(Note: the image used above is from the website

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Landscape Architecture @ University of Gloucestershire

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