Catégorie : Asia

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.