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The Living Tower

Combining residential space and farming in an urban tower, the French architectural firm atelier soa architectes have taken the vertical farm to the next level. The Vertical Farm Project — headed by Dr Dickson Despommier from the Environmental Health Science department at Columbia University — lists this as one of their most promising prototypes for a solution to feeding the world’s growing population, especially necessary given that it is estimated that by 2050, 80% of the earth’s population will be living in urban centres. [see also Dongtan Eco-city]