A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient

14 June 2012

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The future of urban farming is under construction in Sweden as agricultural design firm Plantagon works to bring a 12-year-old vision to life: The city of Linköping will soon be home to a 17-story ‘vertical greenhouse.’

The greenhouse will serve as a regenerating food bank, tackling urban sprawl while making the city self-sufficient. Plantagon predicts that growing these plants in the city will make food production less costly both for the environment and for consumers, a key shift as the world’s population grows increasingly urban—80 percent of the world’s residents will live in cities by 2050, the United Nations estimates.

View a youtube video of the design model of the Linköping  Plantagon Greenhouse
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