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Municipalities can stem obesity with policies that encourage healthy eating and fresh, local produce, the World Cancer Research Fund International says.
An exhibit at Expo 2015 in Milan shows a new way to grow food in cities, From the Grapevine reports.
The shortfall is blamed on climate change, inadequate infrastructure, short-sighted planning and other factors, the Islamic Republic News Agency reports.
African cities need Asian-style urban food stalls that offer affordable meals and economic opportunity, Mail & Guardian Africa reports.
An architectural firm hopes to nurture healthy living among Singapore’s seniors by encouraging them to grow produce in a vertical farm, according to Seedstock.
Samina Raja argues in The Conversation that U. S. cities could use more dedicated attention to food and nutrition.
The Mobile Good Food Market brings fresh produce into low-income neighborhoods, The Pop-Up City reports.
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust works with low-income communities to transform underused parcels into community gardens and recreation zones, according to Seedstock.
The “Jellyfish Barge” being designed in Italy offers an inexpensive way for crowded cities to grow crops on waterways, Fast Company reports.
Domestic agriculture production is waning, causing Africa’s growing cities to import food from elsewhere, Mail & Guardian Africa reports.
Fourteen cities with populations over five million are now required to protect nearby farmland to enhance food security, the South China Morning Post reports.
Floating vertical greenhouses and tree-shaped skyscrapers are among the designs for the next generation of urban farms, according to Gizmag and Fast Company.
As urbanization and sea-level rise consume agricultural land, healthy food options are increasingly inaccessible to slum dwellers, Devex reports.
Mohamed’s rooftop urban greenhouses demonstrate a path to making urban farming profitable.
With support from Cuba’s government, urban farmers in Havana are strengthening the city’s food security, The Architectural Review reports.
Urban farmers in Hong Kong aren’t deterred by the city’s lack of open space in their quest to produce local food, Slate reports.
A new rooftop farm in Singapore will harvest produce for hotels, restaurants and food vendors, Today Online reports.