FUTURE FARMS: High-Rise, Beach Pod, and Pyramid Pictures

FUTURE FARMS: High-Rises, Beach Pods & Pyramid Pictures
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The Pyramid Farm, designed by vertical farming guru Dickson Despommier at New York's Columbia University and Eric Ellingsen of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is one way to address the needs of a swelling population on a planet with finite farmland.

Design teams around the world have been rolling out concepts for futuristic skyscrapers that house farms instead of--or in addition to--people as a means of feeding city dwellers with locally-grown crops.

In addition to growing fruits and vegetables, the Pyramid Farm includes a heating and pressurization system that converts sewage into water and carbon to fuel machinery and lighting, according to Inhabitat.com.

— Image courtesy Eric Ellingsen and Dickson Despommier, Vertical Farm Project
 
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