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Fantastic book - required reading
on 25 November 2011
Despommier is a well known US academic who has been writing about Vertical Farms for a while - this is his latest book. It is well written and illustrated and provides a great read for the informed layperson, student or teacher of geography, development, planning, environment, etc. The basic idea is that the world is running out of room to grow sufficent food, so his thesis is that we build multistorey farms in cities, and using a small urban footprint can grow food intensively and distribute it immediately to the urban markets. If this doesn't sound very eco-friendly, read the book and you can see how it can be... the best book I have read for ages....