August 15, 2019, 8am PDT
A new indoor vertical farming venture in Chicago seeks to change agricultural production by harnessing technology.
July 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Hydroponic indoor farmers hope to charge a premium for plants grown out of season in indoor farms. The notion has generated attention from big investors, but whether or not consumers will follow is an open question.
February 14, 2018, 7am PST
Thanks to innovative advancements in permeable pavements and vertical farming, modern urban planning takes an action-oriented approach that retains its traditional focus of meeting residential needs.
August 6, 2014, 11am PDT
Known for its density with nearly 20,000 people per square mile, Singapore is changing its food systems strategy to produce more food locally, and reduce food waste.
May 26, 2013, 5am PDT
Let's put aside those renderings of high-rise urban greenhouses with lush, vertical gardens. Vertical farming's future, instead, lies more practically in large, suburban "pinkhouses", says one expert.
March 24, 2013, 5am PDT
Chicagoans sure take their urban agriculture seriously. While the city focuses on converting vacant land to farms in some of the city's struggling neighborhoods, entrepreneurs are doing the same indoors.
Huff Post: Chicago Impact
October 18, 2012, 5am PDT
Is the idea of "farming up" really taking off? Vertical farming could yield long-term environmental benefits, but still faces many obstacles.
March 14, 2012, 10am PDT
Julie Ma investigates how one Swedish company is paving the way for a new urban food system that aims to increase one city's self-sufficiency.
December 24, 2010, 1pm PST
CNN looks at the next wave in urban agriculture: commercial-scale indoor farms that are hydroponic, climate controlled, and LED-lit.
May 21, 2009, 5am PDT
<em>Miller-McCune</em> talks with vertical farming innovator Dickson Despommier about why his idea is the future of food for cities and how it can go from blueprint to reality.
March 27, 2009, 6am PDT
Possibly coming soon to freshwater-poor Dubai is a self-sustaining vertical farm that uses seawater for irrigation, cooling, and humidifying.
January 8, 2009, 9am PST
Thirty-story buildings used for crop-growing is a good idea on paper, but the challenges still outweigh the benefits.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 3, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Dickson Despommier, a professor at Columbia, says that global climate change will require us to reconsider growing food indoors, and proposes that farming go vertical.</p>