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Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC]

Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC] | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies to convince city officials of urban farming's positive impact.


Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms was one of the many topics which were presented at the recent Kansas City Design Week.  Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, presented his unique experience with the implementation of the Five Boroughs Farm in New York City and the impact that urban agriculture can have on low-income areas of a city.

Chou pointed out that having the land available for an urban farm is only half of the battle. The other half involves changing local zoning laws, influencing political opinion, garnering economic support, and proving the project will have a net benefit to a community...


Via Lauren Moss
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Urban Agriculture faces a myriad of challenges to enter the mainstream of urban development in the pursuit of "SmartCities" Worth a browse.

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Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC]

Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC] | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies to convince city officials of urban farming's positive impact.


Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms was one of the many topics which were presented at the recent Kansas City Design Week.  Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, presented his unique experience with the implementation of the Five Boroughs Farm in New York City and the impact that urban agriculture can have on low-income areas of a city.

Chou pointed out that having the land available for an urban farm is only half of the battle. The other half involves changing local zoning laws, influencing political opinion, garnering economic support, and proving the project will have a net benefit to a community...


Via Lauren Moss
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Urban Agriculture faces a myriad of challenges to enter the mainstream of urban development in the pursuit of "SmartCities" Worth a browse.

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Arduino Based Aquaponics - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Arduino Based Aquaponics - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Arduino Based Aquaponics uses apduino to get things done. Kretzinger is able to configure the system to work as desired based on sensors and a large number of controlled pumps. He can get automated text messages ...
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nice simple approach to aquaponics so you can monitor your installation via tweets, texts or emails

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World Bank Encourages Energy Poverty in the Name of Sustainability

World Bank Encourages Energy Poverty in the Name of Sustainability | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
World Bank Encourages Energy Poverty in the Name of Sustainability, energy poverty, World Bank, Coal projects have the potential to reduce energy poverty and even improve the environment for over a billion people in developing countries...

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The IER makes a strong case for coal and questions the motives behind the World Banks backing of the US policy which reinforces Energy Poverty in the developing world.

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