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Report describes the future of buildings in 2050 – includes food production

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Section of skyscraper that include food production.

Can you imagine a building that produces more resources than it consumes?

ARUP
Feb 4, 2013

Excerpt:

The building helps to optimize city-wise production, storage and consumption of everything from food and energy to water. Brought about by a concern for depleting natural resources, lack of physical space, and drastic climate change; food production systems, like green spaces, become integral elements of the sustainable smart city.

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Vertical building of the future.

Vertical farming techniques and urban agricultural systems, such as hydroponics, are utilized to address the impending crisis in world food production, and follow the same fundamental methodology that urban planners have used for years – building up as opposed to out.

See report here.