With a growing world population, and shrinking space for growing crops, some argue that cities of the future must generate their own food supply. Dickson Despommier’s elegant and simple answer for achieving this goal is ‘vertical farming’. Dickson is a futurist, and in this webinar he makes the case that urban agriculture can go vertical as well as horizontal. His book The Vertical Farm has been widely acclaimed. In this session Dickson reviews the state of play with vertical farm enterprises at scale and provides his perspective on progress. He’ll discuss the positive stories but also give his view on the future challenges and constraints.
“Despommier has quickly become the central figure in what could be a worldwide revolution”