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Verde Vertical has added greenery to more than 400 public spaces across the megacity, CCTV America reports.
The city will provide soil and seeds to gardeners who are encouraged to grow vegetation wherever they can, Inhabitat reports.
The inaugural Milan Pact Awards recognized eight cities on five continents for efforts to address inequity with access to nourishing food.
The Venezuelan government encourages city dwellers to grow food and even created a Ministry of Urban Farming, NPR reports.
Leaps in urban agriculture, water management and personal mobility are on the way, according to the World Economic Forum.
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.
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 Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust works with low-income communities to transform underused parcels into community gardens and recreation zones, according to Seedstock.
An estimated 80 percent of the world’s urban farms are in emerging nations, yet most governments don’t support this form of agriculture, National Public Radio reports.
The first community garden in Sin City sells or donates organic herbs and vegetables to youth groups and seniors and even raises chickens, Grist 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.