Beyond Urban Agriculture

What is Integrated Green Infrastructure

Examples of Building-Integrated Vegetation

 
Harlem Grown

Harlem Grown

Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.

Harlem, NY, USA

Harlem Grown

Sky Greens

Sky Greens

Sky Greens uses a multi-tiered vertical farming system that is equipped with solar panels to grow vegetables.

Singapore

Sky Greens

Indoor Agriculture

H2Grow

H2Grow

H2Grow is a WFP innovation that brings locally adaptable and affordable hydroponic solutions to vulnerable communities around the world. Grow anywhere: Hydroponics is a soilless cultivation technique that enables plant growth in arid or peri-urban areas.

World Food Programme

Vertical Harvest

Vertical Harvest

Vertical Harvest is an urban farm uses hydroponics to grow microgreens and commits to job-creation for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001, USA

Vertical Harvest

Indoor Agriculture

Nature Urbaine

Nature Urbaine

The farm, on a rooftop of the Paris Exhibition, currently covers an area of 4,000m². The urban rooftop farm uses vertical growing techniques to create fruits and vegetables.

Paris, France

Agripolis

AgroUrbana

AgroUrbana

AgroUrbana was the first vertical farm established in Latin America, with its 3,000-square-foot pilot facility located in Santiago, Chile.

Santiago, Chile

Agro Urbano

Indoor Agriculture

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale is a model for a sustainable residential building. The vertical forest was aimed at creating a biological habitat and increasing biodiversity.

Milan, Italy

Stefan Boeri Architects

Balconies/Windowsills

ELN Guatemala: Farm-to-Water

ELN Guatemala: Farm-to-Water

Responding to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus individual households, Yale CEA and Ecolibri are collaborating on the design of integrated plant wall infrastructures that simultaneously remediate indoor air, produce food, and filter water using agriculturally-sourced photosensitizers. Through these highly-adaptable novel systems, we can mitigate waterborne illness, eliminate harmful pathogens through on-site solar-powered chemistry, generate a full nutritional profile for families, and purify indoor air.

Guatemala

Yale CEA

Green Facade

Aerofarms

Aerofarms

AeroFarms is a sustainable indoor agriculture company based in Newark, New Jersey and uses a patented aeroponic growing system to grow produce.

New Jersey, USA

Aerofarms

Ecological Living Module

Ecological Living Module

The Ecological Living Module incorporates food growing plants indoors which support indoor air quality as well as exterior vertical urban micro-farming. UN Plaza, NYC, 2018.

New York, NY, USA

Yale CEA, Gray Organschi, UNEP and UN-Habitat

Indoor Green Wall - Active, Green Facade

Public Safety Answering Center  II

Public Safety Answering Center II

Active Modular Phytoremediation System (AMPS) is a first generation emerging technology that utilizes plant material to filter and clean the air.

Bronx, NY, USA

SOM

Indoor Green Wall - Active

NASA Biomass Production Center

NASA Biomass Production Center

NASA's Fundamental Biology Program mandated a goal to provide scientists with a plant growth facility capable of supporting long-duration flight experiments.

Florida, USA

NASA

Indoor Agriculture