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In many respects, consideration of food production as part of the food security debate in the UK is overdue. This project addresses issues of agr… Read More
In 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. UNBORN FUTURE seeks to bring new components into the food pyramid i.e. micro-livestock (insects). Eventually this will actually create a new food pyramid altogether. Though this may sound alien, it may be more appropriate than it first appears. The proposed omits the need for pastureland for grazing cows, subsequently eliminating the methane gas by-product of the meat industry. Speculating on the future is often simply an exaggeration of the present. Many of the technologies discussed in this project already exist and have been developed to help tackle some of these issues. UNBORN FUTURE is our perception of how such technologies can be assembled to try to address some of the issues we may face in the future and alter the perception of urban living. If successful this prototype could be adapted to meet demands on a national scale and become mainstream thinking across the major urban cities across the world. Our thesis aims to create a strong argument that the UK needs to be more independent in terms of its food supply, re-localising its food system and by doing so reduce its global ecological footprint and come closer to achieving its CO2 emission targets. Read Less
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Unborn Future
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.