Photo: Architectural Design by Rolf Mohr; Modeling and Rendering by Machine Films; Interiors by James Nelms Digital Artist @ Storyboards Online
A while back, I posted about apartment buildings that double as farms. New York magazine has a really interesting article about urban skyscrapers that would function as vertical hydroponic farms.
I have no idea if this “skyfarming” could work, but the idea that cities, with abundant supplies of grey water (unpotable water that can be used in agriculture), could be the next food basket is tantalizing. It could really revitalize the urban and suburban landscapes.
Cities do have abundant supplies of water, most of which is wasted. Even during a drought, New York or Boston would provide agricultural facilities with a relatively constant supply of grey water, unlike ‘outdoor’ farming.
The article is here.