• The evolution of cities as an integration of agricultural and architectural systems

    Author(s):
    Jonathan Rhoads (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Ecology, City planning, Agriculture
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/qwhy-sa53
    Abstract:
    With the world's population expanding, the natural resources used to generate food under risk from climate change, and urban sprawls continuing to displace agriculture, there is an urgent need for more innovative approaches to producing, distributing, and consuming food. Vertical urban agriculture expands the possibilities of green, sustainable cities. A reorganization of how we generate food is required, if not now, then soon. Today's agriculture is mostly controlled by industrial processes. The key problem with the agribusiness is that it has been disguising the basic concerns of unsustainable farming and, as a result, has created a false feeling of food and nutrition security among communities. The interdependence of agriculture and architecture must be enhanced in order to support ourselves, particularly in metropolitan areas. These agro-architecture microprojects must be developed ecologically, socially, and commercially in order to capitalize on this untapped potential for food security.
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