Unborn Future

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    Urban farming in inner London
  • In many respects, consideration of food production as part of the food security debate in the UK is overdue. This project outlines issues of agriculture, aquaculture and livestock production in the traditional sense and to a large extent acknowledging some of the key concerns and drivers today such as the energy crisis, overpopulation and climate change. The UK somehow fails to capture the magnitude of the potential changes that will need to be addressed if we are realistically going to 'secure' food supplies on a national and ultimately global scale overthe next 50 years.

    The cities in which we live today are unfortunately not the cities we need for a humane and sustainable tomorrow. Thus this project’sholistic objective is to design a prototype arcology/urban farm in the innercity of London in the form of a Masterplan identifying suitable urban farmsites. It aims to feed its inhabitants whilst bringing socio-economic benefitsto the surrounding communities of the future.

    If successful this prototype could be adapted to meet demands on a national scale and become mainstream thinking across the majorurban cities across the world. Our thesis aims to create a strong argument thatthe UK needs to be more independenIn many respects, consideration of food production as part of the food security debate in the UK is overdue. This project addresses issues of agriculture, aquaculture and livestock production in the traditional sense and to a large extent acknowledging some of the key concerns and drivers today such as the energy crisis, overpopulation and climate change. The UK somehow fails to capture the magnitude of the potential changes that will need to be addressed if we are realistically going to 'secure' food supplies on a national and ultimately global scale over the next 50 years. The cities in which we live today are unfortunately not the cities we need for a humane and sustainable tomorrow. Thus this project’s holistic objective is to design a prototype arcology/urban farm in the inner city of London in the form of a Masterplan identifying suitable urban farm sites. It aims to feed its inhabitants whilst bringing socio-economic benefits to the surrounding communities of the future.