Urban vegetable gardens have formed part of the landscape of our cities for some time now. The benefits are numerous and multidirectional: they keep citizens in touch with a farming world, which they are not familiar with, and it serves to clean up disused plots of land that would otherwise simply accumulate rubbish and they generate income for city councils in the form of letting fees.That said, their role when it comes to providing food is somewhat limited, if not anecdotal. They simply constitute a hobby. But what would happen if we started treating them as a necessary tool to guarantee the resilience of cities?Experts in Europe and Asia, where these types of micro-farms are firmly established, analysed the situation from an open point of view during the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019. What role does food have in cities? What is its ecological impact? How can urban vegetable gardens go from being a hobby to offering solutions to such serious problems such as the break in the supply chain? These were some of the issues that were addressed.
Albanese government urged to push international banks to stop funding fossil fuel development
Genetically modified plants to clean the air in cities?
Warehouses are afflicting air and noise pollution on millions of Americans
Paris Plans Swimming Areas for Its Iconic Seine River
What are Scope 3 emissions and why are they so important for cities
How does New York’s steam heating system work
How Neom, located in the Arabian Peninsula, will provide itself with water
The Smart Composting Bins Are Designed to Make You Think
Clean energy: what is it and under what circumstances is it possible?
AI-powered robots could fix recycling's biggest problems
The new wave of climate tech startups capturing carbon across Europe
Google wants you to save coral reefs (with AI's help)
The race to decarbonize electric-vehicle batteries
4 Smart Waste Management Solutions That Are Revolutionising the Industry
G7 vows to step up moves to renewable energy, zero carbon
Utah Wants to Build the World’s Longest Gondola to Solve Traffic
The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Neighborhood Is Here
How does smart lighting adapt to the needs of a city?
We asked Hardt Hyperloop which modes of transport are over- or underrated
Why cars running on e-fuel can’t replace EVs
Delta Air Lines lays out its plan to leave fossil fuels behind
Floating solar panels could completely power thousands of cities
From grey to green: unique farm on top of car park proposed for Birmingham
How did Singapore solve its major waste problem?
Energy Web Token, when blockchain and efficiency come together
Passive solar heating, an effective example of sustainable architecture
In a first, climate tech companies say they trapped atmospheric CO2 in concrete
Electric car batteries get a second life storing solar power
China’s rice farming trials cut methane emissions and increase yields
Building trust cooperation on the road to net zero
Wind, solar, and hydrogen: How energy will get more sustainable in 2023
Kilometers of colossal tunnels and vaults: how Tokyo is protecting itself from floods
Davos: A New Era For Youth Activism And World Leaders Must Listen
Towards circular cities: A multistakeholder approach
This 3D printed vertical garden produces its own food
Communities Achieving a Net-Zero World
Francesca Cesa, Boeri Architetti | Green Obsession
The Great Smog of 1952, the humanitarian disaster that changed the world
These are the five largest public parks in the world (and their interesting features)
6 technical solutions to reduce noise pollution
What is the Zero Waste Cities Certification?
Are power grids ready for zero-emission mobility?
How Taiwan wants to turn its metro stations into vertical farms
EIT Urban Mobility & OECD | The Consequences of the Urban Mobility Transition
Kaisa Sibelius, Forum Virium Helsinki | Are Climate Agendas Ambitious and Effective Enough?
Ron Finley | When Gardening Helps a Neighborhood Thrive
Irene Skoula, C40 Cities | Energy Poverty, Climate Sustainability & Geopolitics
What is the Anthropocene and what are its main challenges
How Stockholm Is Becoming Energy Positive
Ron Finley: Gangsta Gardening Spearheading Greener Cities
Recommended profiles for you
Remember to activate your profile to network!Activate profile
Leydy Yhoana Pancca Humpiri
Middle East Technical University
Sustainability success manager
Developer of MasterOfThings IoT platform
Universidad de Guadalajara
ALVIN ALVIN NASIEH AZHAR
National Technical University of Athens
Software Quality Assurance
Luz Guamán Salazar
Empresa Publica Metropolitana del Mercado Mayorista de Quito
Head of solid waste, hygiene and health.
General Manager SBU Residential
Thank you for registering to Tomorrow.City. You can now start exploring all the content for free!