Infrastructure

"Hydrogenase" airships

Inspired by advances in biotechnology, a visionary project by Vincent Calebaut combines flying residences with renewable energy sources for the coastal infrastructure.

Vertical farms

According to the demographic report of the United Nations organization, the human population will increase by the number of 2 to 3,5 billion people until 2050. An estimated billion hectares of new agricultural land (think of yet another Canada, but with a mild climate) will be needed to grow enough food to feed such a number of people, if the today's farming practices continue to be applied. Further enlargements of the cultivated area are either not cost effective due to climatic conditions and remoteness from the consumer or fraught with environmental problems. This problem of the future needs to be solved already today. Part of the solution might be moving the agricultural production closer to end consumers, perhaps even right into the cities.

 

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