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City Agriculture - March 21, 2024

by gmoke Thu Mar 21st, 2024 at 04:38:51 PM EST

 Dickson Despommier Wants Our Cities to Be Like Forests
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/dickson-despommier-wants-our-cities-to-be- like-forests

hat tip G. S. Murphy from Boston Food System http://elist.tufts.edu/sympa/subscribe/bfs

Babak Babakinejad Ph.D., the MIT whistleblower who brought attention to public safety concerns and the lack of scientific integrity in MIT Media Lab's Open Agriculture Initiative and its Food Computer Project

A longitudinal field study across 5 years (2018-2022) to understand how insect communities responded to newly established habitat on solar energy facilities in agricultural landscapes
"Our observations highlight the relatively rapid (<4 year) insect community responses to grassland restoration activities and provide support for solar-pollinator habitat as a feasible conservation practice to safeguard biodiversity and increase food security in agricultural landscapes."
hat tip cleantechnica.com

Agroecology in Barcelona and other cities around the world

Vertical Farm Daily

Comparing the carbon footprints of urban and conventional agriculture
Urban ag is 6x more carbon intensive than conventional but some crops and 25% of individually managed gardens outperform conventional ag

City University of NY [CUNY] Urban Food Policy Institute

The Solar and Storage Industries Institute (SI2) Solar + Farms Survey, a research project on agrivoltaics, or agricultural dual-use solar. This initiative will examine the sentiments surrounding the development of agrivoltaics projects
Editorial Comment:  Plants have a light saturation point which means that they can't do more photosynthesis with more light after they reach that point, which is about 2/3rds of the sunlight that falls on them.  You can shade a field up to about 1/3rd without reducing yields, according to what I've read and the Japanese, among others, have been doing it for nearly 2 decades.

Urban agriculture and climate
http://theconversation.com/urban-agriculture-isnt-as-climate-friendly-as-it-seems-but-these-best-pra ctices-can-transform-gardens-and-city-farms-221537

Fish farm paired with offshore wind turbines
Seaweed farm with offshore wind turbines

China's first innovation center for urban food production from the horticultural company AgriGarden and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science CAAS

Cooling Medellín, Colombia with trees

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