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Vertical Farming

The Problem

By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are…


Added by Darkin Tanner on August 8, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Green Optimization

In the movement to "go green" and the increasing demand for products that deliver a sustainable practice to buyers fingertips, a lot has been going unmentioned within the circles of the press. 

The energy used to manufacture and transport products is often hidden, and it can be the prime…


Added by Darkin Tanner on March 15, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Technology and Networking in the Sustainability Transition

For urban growth, solutions to providing optimized experiences in all facets of living can be provided through the use of networking. The world is increasingly becoming more networked, and there is inherent value in connecting the unconnected.…


Added by Darkin Tanner on March 5, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Biomimicry - Using Nature's Ideas

Recently I've been watching lots of TED Talks online, and I've been finding lots of inspirational content that deserves to be shared. One of the talks was by author Janine Benyus, who has devoted her time to showcase Nature's genius. Biomimicry is her latest…


Added by Darkin Tanner on February 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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