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Designs at GrowingCity

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Desk farm: productive furniture. These prototypes aim to empower urban dwellers to produce food in their everyday lives. Designed as affordable, and easy-to-use systems inhabit under-utilized spaces within the dense city environment toward the cultivation of food.

By 2050 city dwellers are expected to number 6 billion

Saranga Nakhooda and Devin Lafo founded growingCities in 2010 upon graduating from the Master of Architecture program at Columbia University GSAPP.

GrowingCities is a research and design think-tank focused on exposing the potential that we see in urban agriculture. We strongly believe that the growing movement of local food production has the power to vastly benefit our cities – socially, environmentally, and bodily.

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October 10, 2010   Comments Off on Designs at GrowingCity

New York lecture series on urban agriculture

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Below the Manhattan Bridge. Photo by Tony Shi. See larger version and more of the artist’s work here.

Living Concrete – Carrot City Series

October 13, 2010: Planning, Food and the Neighborhood – Spotlight on Solar Decathlon and the Chase Community Development Competition
Presenters: Laura Briggs and Alison Mears
Respondents: Kubi Ackerman, Daniel Hernandez, Lara Penin
Moderator: Bill Morrish

October 20, 2010: Urban Agriculture: Perspectives from Toronto
Panel: James Kuhns, Joe Lobko, Wally Seccombe.
Respondents: Sarah Brannen, Judith LaBelle
Moderator: Joe Nasr

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October 10, 2010   Comments Off on New York lecture series on urban agriculture