The Vertical Farm Project: Here’s a neat concept from Columbia University of a farm built into a high-rise structure for urban areas where there’s a servere space crunch.
An entirely new approach to indoor farming must be invented, employing cutting edge technologies. The Vertical Farm must be efficient (cheap to construct and safe to operate). Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the heart of the world’s urban centers.
If successfully implemented, they offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming.
Note: the Flash intro is drawn out, but sit through the text to get to the virtual tour.