Catégorie : Asia

Urban Agriculture Hits the Rooftops in China

Urban Agriculture Hits the Rooftops in China

After moving to Yang Xunqiao Town, Shaoxing County in Zhejiang Province, Peng Qiugen found himself in this position. Living in a four storey block in the burgeoning city and with no access to land, he felt that his green fingered days were over. Much o…

The Dynamics of Urban Agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam

The Dynamics of Urban Agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam

In many developing countries, urban agriculture makes a significant contribution to the livelihoods of urban populations, in providing food security and income generation. In Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, urban agriculture is a longstanding feature,…

Asian Cities Urban Agriculture – the role of the living landscape as an element of sustainable cities

Asian Cities Urban Agriculture – the role of the living landscape as an element of sustainable cities

The Cities of Asia have started to grow. Upwards, outwards and onwards. Crops are being sown and trees are being planted by urban dwellers in urban areas. Essentially, to provide food for the population, to digest pollution and to beautify metropolitan…

An Urban Farm Sprouts in the Heart of Shenzhen

An Urban Farm Sprouts in the Heart of Shenzhen

An urban farm was recently planted right in the heart of downtown Shenzhen, China as part of the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. The installation, called Landgrab City, is a square plot of land that represents a map of the city and visualizes how much food is required to sustain it.

The greening of Beijing and Urban Agriculture

The greening of Beijing and Urban Agriculture

China's capital Beijing is booming. And yet, commuting through the wide streets filled with bicycles and buses, amidst the chaos of rush hour in the metropolis, the city environs are not all grey. In fact, the People's Republic of China has made some concerted efforts to increase green spaces and forest in its urban areas. In 2002, a survey using remote sensing technologies revealed that almost half of Beijing is dedicated to green areas.