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City Agriculture - May 17, 2019

by gmoke Fri May 17th, 2019 at 07:25:01 PM EST

Singapore Airlines reinventing airplane food with produce from a vertical farm
https:/www.newsweek.com/singapore-airlines-aerofarm-1376378

Agritech innovations
https:
cleantechnica.com/2019/04/03/future-farms-agritech-innovations-to-feed-a-changing-planet

Fraunhofer Reports Combining Farming With Solar 186% More Efficient In Summer Of 2018
https:/www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/press-media/press-releases/2019/agrophotovoltaics-hight-harvesting- yield-in-hot-summer-of-2018.html
https:
cleantechnica.com/2019/04/12/fraunhofer-reports-combining-farming-with-solar-186-more-effici ent-in-summer-of-2018
Editorial Comment:  The Japanese have been combining agriculture with solar electricity for a decade or two now.

The Circular Garden - a temporary pavilion made from mushrooms for Milan Design Week
https:/carloratti.com/project/the-circular-garden
https:/inhabitat.com/cra-grows-a-sustainable-pavilion-out-of-mushrooms-in-just-6-weeks
University of Toronto Scarborough & Centennial College developing Canada's first net zero vertical farm
https:/utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/our-community/u-t-scarborough-centennial-college-partnering-dev elop-canadas-first-net-zero-vertical
https:
www.treehugger.com/resilience/university-toronto-planning-net-zero-vertical-farm.html
Editorial Comment:  Good to see more people thinking about net zero in relation to vertical farming but Treehugger is correct to criticize the idea for using arable land instead of, say, brownfields

Online urban agriculture class from UMass begins May 20, 2019
https:
www.morningagclips.com/urban-agriculture-is-the-focus-of-new-online-class
https:/onlinesustfoodfarm.com

5000 square foot garden and apiary as Staten Island apartment house amenities
https:
www.urbystatenisland.com
https:
inhabitat.com/this-apartment-building-in-staten-island-has-a-5000-square-foot-urban-farm

"Following in the footsteps of Toronto, San Francisco, Denver, and Portland, Oregon, all new residential and commercial buildings in the city [NYC] must top roofs with either plants, solar panels, mini wind turbines--or a combination of all three."
https:/www.dwell.com/article/new-york-city-requires-green-roofs-on-new-buildings-ede4deb8
Editorial Comment:  The same act's "Dirty Building Bill" aims to slash the carbon emissions of all buildings over 25,000 square feet by 80% by 2050 through energy-saving solutions and retrofits such as installing better insulation.

NYC's eco-park PIer 35
https:
www.shoparc.com/projects/pier-35
https:/inhabitat.com/nycs-new-eco-park-and-urban-beach-is-designed-to-help-clean-the-waterfront

Algae "biocurtains" from Photo.Synth.Etica absorb carbon from urban air
https:/www.photosynthetica.co.uk/urban-algae-clad
https:
www.core77.com/posts/88205/Could-Algae-Based-Biocurtains-Make-Our-Cities-Healthier

Engineers create plants that glow:  Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting
http://news.mit.edu/2017/engineers-create-nanobionic-plants-that-glow-1213

Growing food in the Arctic - polar permaculture
https:
www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-48257139/meet-the-arctic-farmer-hoping-to-make-his-t own-more-sustainable
https:
/www.polarpermaculture.com/tours

A few years worth of City Agriculture links are archived at http://cityag.blogspot.com


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