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City Agriculture - August 10, 2021

by gmoke Tue Aug 10th, 2021 at 11:44:23 PM EST

Positive net energy campus for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
https:/inhabitat.com/phipps-conservatory-and-botanical-gardens-leeds-the-way-in-green-design

Amsterdam and Paris exchange on urban agriculture
https:/www.agritecture.com/blog/2021/7/8/amsterdam-and-paris-exchange-on-urban-agriculture-practice s

Hot Heart - artifical islands to supply heat to Helsinki and support a tropical forest
https:
inhabitat.com/a-tropical-forest-will-soon-grow-in-helsinki-and-provide-all-the-citys-heat

Hong Kong rooftop gardens
https:/www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/jul/14/rooftop-crops-urban-farms-in-hong-kong-in-pict ures
Editorial Comment:  Hong Kong is the only other city I've visited that has as much energy as NYC.

Bricks designed as anchor points for plants growing vertically
https:
www.core77.com/posts/109476/Binder-Klinkers-Unusual-Bricks-Serve-as-an-Attachment-Point-for- Plants-on-Building-Facades

Nanbo Bay Reception Center indoor rainforest
https:
mp.weixin.qq.com/s/CqsAoZmLfrygPdTir7sDsQ? [in Chinese]
https:
inhabitat.com/a-mini-rainforest-thrives-in-the-nanbo-bay-reception-center

Underwater farming
https:/www.agritecture.com/blog/2021/7/23/underwater-farms-amp-how-they-work
Editorial Comment:  Seagrasses can sequester 15-35 times more carbon than terrestrial plants and eelgrass can produce a perennial grain.   We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities, as Walt Kelly's Pogo reminded us.

Madrid plans to plant a forest all around the city to reduce heat and absorb CO2
https:
www.goodnewsnetwork.org/madrid-to-create-perimeter-forest-around-the-city-to-absorb-heat-and -co2

Greenhouses for extreme climates
https:/www.agritecture.com/blog/2021/7/19/this-company-builds-greenhouses-in-some-of-the-worlds-mos t-extreme-climates

Why we should build for wildlife as well as people
https:
www.bbc.com/future/article/20210727-how-to-boost-biodiversity-and-attract-wildlife-to-your-h ome

Proposal for a future garden city
https:
www.designboom.com/architecture/future-city-proposal-rescubika-parisian-lake-05-03-2021
https:/inhabitat.com/garden-city-brings-a-breath-of-fresh-air-to-urban-paris

Microbial farming for carbon capture and food production
https:/cleantechnica.com/2021/08/05/futuristic-farmers-deploy-solar-power-to-farm-for-microbes


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More city agriculture?
. yes 100%
. no 0%
. not yes 0%
. not no 0%
. neither yes nor no 0%
. both yes and no 0%
. don't understand the question? 0%
. none of the above 0%

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