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Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks

Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks | consultance | Scoop.it

Smart cities, if they are ever to emerge, will likely center around redesign of urban buildings and infrastructure that will make them “self sustaining” and reduce carbon emissions and other “negative externalities.”

The Chinese city of Shenzen, a candidate for green transformation if there ever was one, and Asian Cairns will be a group of six “space age” looking buildings that will produce food for residents. The project will cover 79 acres (320,000 sq. m) with green vegetation incorporated into the structures of the building. Dubbed “farmscrapers” instead of “skyscrapers” the buildings will include housing, office space, shops and recreational areas.

Photovoltaic and photo thermal solar cells as well as wind turbines will be incorporated into the structure of the building to provide more energy than is consumed by residents. Callebaut designed the building so that no fossil fuels will be necessary, completely eliminating CO2 emissions.


Via Lauren Moss, Ishtarmuz, Monica S Mcfeeters
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it is not sci-fi

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:22 AM

This is worth looking over. These at least look more interesting than the typical sky scrapper.

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History of 10 Downing Street - GOV.UK

History of 10 Downing Street - GOV.UK | consultance | Scoop.it

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Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks

Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks | consultance | Scoop.it

Smart cities, if they are ever to emerge, will likely center around redesign of urban buildings and infrastructure that will make them “self sustaining” and reduce carbon emissions and other “negative externalities.”

The Chinese city of Shenzen, a candidate for green transformation if there ever was one, and Asian Cairns will be a group of six “space age” looking buildings that will produce food for residents. The project will cover 79 acres (320,000 sq. m) with green vegetation incorporated into the structures of the building. Dubbed “farmscrapers” instead of “skyscrapers” the buildings will include housing, office space, shops and recreational areas.

Photovoltaic and photo thermal solar cells as well as wind turbines will be incorporated into the structure of the building to provide more energy than is consumed by residents. Callebaut designed the building so that no fossil fuels will be necessary, completely eliminating CO2 emissions.


Via Lauren Moss, Ishtarmuz, Monica S Mcfeeters
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it is not sci-fi

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:22 AM

This is worth looking over. These at least look more interesting than the typical sky scrapper.

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How Evernote's Phil Libin Plans To Build A '100-Year Startup ...

How Evernote's Phil Libin Plans To Build A '100-Year Startup ... | consultance | Scoop.it
Instead, they want to create what they call a "100-year startup." Libin explained what that means on stage at Dublin's Web Summit. A 100-year startup has two parts, says Libin. 1. It should be a company that's around in 100 ...
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Startup Quest offers crash course in creating companies - MiamiHerald.com

Startup Quest offers crash course in creating companies - MiamiHerald.com | consultance | Scoop.it
Startup Quest offers crash course in creating companies MiamiHerald.com Startup Quest, a new three-month entrepreneuriship program run by Broward's job-training agency, Workforce One, that wrapped up Thursday, matched teams of unemployed or...
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Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines

Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines | consultance | Scoop.it

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:47 PM

Hoping this facility will soon be available to use on aggregators other than Tweetdeck (which I don't use).  Looks useful, particularly for themed storytelling. #socmed #curation

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:28 AM

Ise Tweetdeck? Then this is for you.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 1, 2014 12:40 PM

I realize this is old news but it is still relevant and new to a large number of teachers and pre-service students.

 

I would also recommend folks to follow Robin Good's scoop.it site for a vast array of curation tools and resources. 

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Viber 4.0 For Android Introduces Push To Talk & Sticker Market

Viber 4.0 For Android Introduces Push To Talk & Sticker Market | consultance | Scoop.it
Viber, the app that lets you call and text others for free over an internet connection, has updated its app for Android and iOS.

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the  voice sms is good and viber is more stable now

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Seattle E-Commerce Startup Zulily Raises $253M in IPO, Soars 71% - Xconomy

Seattle E-Commerce Startup Zulily Raises $253M in IPO, Soars 71% - Xconomy | consultance | Scoop.it
Seattle E-Commerce Startup Zulily Raises $253M in IPO, Soars 71% Xconomy Seattle is home to another multi-billion-dollar tech company with the initial public offering of Zulily, which sold 11.5 million shares for $22 each Thursday and watched its...
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