la citta vita

Urban planner. I travel. I collect case studies. I share. I'm particularly interested in the intersection of the arts and urbanism.

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    Case Study: Verticle Urban Farming. 
Designs for “Plantscraper” in Linkoping, Sweden.

A project from Plantagon, which works to create innovative urban farming solutions and sustainable food systems with the goal to meet the rising demand for locally grown food in cities all around the world.

For more info:
http://plantagon.com/

    Case Study: Verticle Urban Farming.
    Designs for “Plantscraper” in Linkoping, Sweden.

    A project from Plantagon, which works to create innovative urban farming solutions and sustainable food systems with the goal to meet the rising demand for locally grown food in cities all around the world.

    For more info:
    http://plantagon.com/

    — 1 month ago with 3 notes
    #urban farming  #urban planning  #urban agriculture  #sustainable farming  #green farms  #food systems  #farming systems  #architecture  #urban design  #plantagon  #plantscraper  #verticle farming  #innovation  #farm to table  #buy local  #local farms  #farms  #farm  #farming  #agriculture  #futuristic  #built environment  #sustainablearchitecture  #eco-design  #envirnomental design  #environmentally friendly  #green design  #green architecture  #urban growth  #resources 
    Los Angeles Housing and Incubator for Artists Hopes to Grow to Every Community | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network →

    For those curious about what a creative live/work community art center looks like, downtown Los Angeles offers a glimpse at one.

    Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner, recently visited the Art Share LA, which provides artists with live/work lofts and offers spaces for classes, exhibitions, and events.

    — 1 month ago
    #creative class  #creative cities  #artist housing  #city planning  #real estate development  #cultural program  #cultural planning  #arts incubator  #the arts 
    Urban Farming Case Study:

With the mission to operate sustainable urban farms and innovative growing systems, Farm: Shop in East London sells produce from it’s own fish farm and rooftop chicken coop. Rated as one of Time Out London’s Top 100 Shops, FARM: Shop is a great place to see experiments in urban farming in action. Their in-store cafe serves delicious fresh food too.

    Urban Farming Case Study:

    With the mission to operate sustainable urban farms and innovative growing systems, Farm: Shop in East London sells produce from it’s own fish farm and rooftop chicken coop. Rated as one of Time Out London’s Top 100 Shops, FARM: Shop is a great place to see experiments in urban farming in action. Their in-store cafe serves delicious fresh food too.

    — 2 months ago
    #urban farming  #london  #agriculture  #urban agriculture  #grown fresh  #fresh food  #on-site farm  #city planning  #urban planning  #city living  #urban innovations 
    From Roof to Table →

    From Roof to Table features 35 full-color photographs by Rob Stephenson that beautifully capture New York City’s urban farms and gardens in all five boroughs

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes
    #roof  #rooftop  #urban farm  #urban farming  #rooftop farms  #city farms  #city farming  #rooftop gardens  #roof gardens  #new york city  #nyc  #from roof to table  #food  #healthy cities  #sustainable cities  #sustainability  #environment 
    SOM unveils it's Great Lakes Vision Plan →

    The Great Lakes contain 21 percent of the world’s fresh water and serves about 40 million people. Unchecked development along the lakefront has contributed to a decrease in water levels and a rise in pollution. SOM has devised a 100-year plan that outlines measures to protect the lake system and promote sustainable development.

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #great lakes  #som  #master plan  #master planning  #environmental planning  #urban growth  #population growth  #natural resources  #habitat  #sustainability  #sustainable design  #green design  #urban planning  #north america  #water supply  #water resource 
    The Virtue of Leftover Spaces. →

    Design critic Justin McGuirk writes Radical Cities, his survey of urban experiments in Latin America by design teams like Urban Think Tank. Projects that engage informally with a city by maximising the use of tiny and odd plots of land offer with a kind of “urban acupuncture”. A survey of design projects catered to individual neighbourhood needs, rather than a master planning approach.

    — 2 months ago
    #book review  #urban design  #urban planning  #city planning  #urban projects  #urban experiments  #creative solutions  #latin cities  #latin america  #global cities  #justin mcguirk