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2009-11-28

Architecture_131

Entry: Future Cities
Focus: eCAADe 2010



Contemporary cities are environmentally, socially, and economically unsustainable. The quality of urban life is threatened by such factors as pollution, rising temperatures, limited resources, congestion, social inequalities, aging of large sectors of the world population, poverty, informality, crime, and economic imbalances. The overall planning of future cities is a challenge that can only be faced by interdisciplinary teams combining multitudes of backgrounds and expertise.
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http://www.ecaade2010.ethz.ch/

2009-11-22

Architecture_130

Entry: Indoor Farming
Focus: Vertical Farms



Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. They offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply, and year-round crop production. The concept of indoor farming is not new, since hothouse production of tomatoes, a wide variety of herbs, and other produce has been in vogue for some time. What is new is the urgent need to scale up this technology to accommodate another 3 billion people.
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http://www.verticalfarm.com/

Art_138

Entry: Creativity of Science
Focus: Rachel Armstrong



Rachel Armstrong an interdisciplinary practitioner with a background in medicine, with collaborations with both artists and architects to create a new experimental space to explore scientific concepts and re-engage with the fundamental creativity of science.
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http://www.rachelarmstrong.me/