Carrot City Exhibit on Urban Farming Comes To New York

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Pig City, MVRDV- each tower can feed 500,000 people, Credit Carrot City

Carrot City is a fabulous display of the possibilities of urban agriculture, both vertical and horizontal, that shows "a mix of realized projects and speculative design proposals that illustrate the potential for future design that focuses on food issues." It was put together by Mark Gorgolewski and June Komisar of Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science and Dr. Joe Nasr of the Centre for Food Security at Ryerson.

It was a hit in Toronto last year, and is now on display at Parsons The New School For Design as part of Living Concrete/Carrot City

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Ravine City by Chris Hardwicke of Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co; Architects

The show includes the down-to-earth reality of urban farming, through to the futuristic ideas of vertical farms or Chris Hardwicke's Ravine City.

Parsons the New School writes in a press release:

Living Concrete/Carrot City is an exhibition of creative and research projects that demonstrate the possibilities of urban agriculture. The exhibition links sociologist Thomas Lyson's coinage "civic agriculture" to Joseph Beuys's influential formulation of social transformation and individual creativity, "social sculpture." It argues that everyday practices of food production and distribution in cities, the actions of ordinary people in local neighborhoods, register as quiet but persistent challenges to the agro-industrial complex.

Anyone interested in urban agriculture should see Carrot City.
More on Carrot City
and see our new slideshow on another approach to urban farming:Urban Farm Prototypes Reveal the Future of Urban Agriculture (Slideshow)