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The significance of vertical farming concept in ensuring food security for high-density urban areas

Kalantari, Fatemeh and Nochian, Ashkan and Darkhani, Faiza and Asif, Nayeem (2020) The significance of vertical farming concept in ensuring food security for high-density urban areas. Jurnal Kejuruteraan, 32 (1). pp. 105-111. ISSN 0128-0198 E-ISSN 2289-7526

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Cities are increasingly turning into megacities due to their enlarged and intense population. There has been a global attempt by designers to spread the view that cities can be potential areas for producing loads of food required by communities and fitted for specific ecologies. A similar trend has been spread to developing countries where it is essential to provide food for local consumption, and serious attempts are made to distribute food materials to protect particular urban communities. Therefore, recent attempts of food security have aimed not only to guarantee availability but also the provision of sustainable, locally-fitted and food production that is not industrialized to sustain the potential for production. The solution seems to be Vertical Farming (VF). Producing food can be brought into cities through VF and this significant step, if taken, can make life in cities more viable. The present research aims to review the VF plays in the future of food production in high-density cities. The present research reviews the body of related literature, both online and printed publications on the issue. VF is a turning point of the millennium in urban designing but not limited to that. It further presents a new type of architecture as both a local and global remedy for the 21st crisis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9155/83968
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vertical Farming (VF); Food security; Urban farming; Urban high-density; Urban planning
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH845 Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Nayeem Asif
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 16:29
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 16:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83968

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