Business Insider published an article on Sasaki’s plan for Sunqiao Urban Agriculture District, which will become a 250-acre agricultural district in the center of one of the world’s densest cities. The design for Sunqiao harnesses the power of innovations in agricultural technology, such as vertical farming and hydroponics, to increase the agricultural productivity of urban spaces.
“As cities continue to expand, we must continue to challenge the dichotomy between what is urban and what is rural,” explained Sasaki principal Michael Grove, ASLA, in the article. Recasting Shanghai as a leader in urban food production, Sunqiao is planned to include algae farms, greenhouses, green walls, a farmer’s market, and vertical seed libraries in highly visible locations—celebrating agriculture’s role in a productive and vibrant city.
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