The Economics of Vertical Farming



In order to meet the growing demand for healthy, local food, cities must convert unused spaces, like rooftops, to farms. By eliminating the need to import food, cities can make fresh food more available, expand economic benefits, and lessen environmental impacts.

Urban agriculture has the potential to be a significant factor in adapting to the changing climate. Developers and property owners are beginning to recognize the potential of using these otherwise unused spaces. In this presentation, we examine successful transformations of rooftops into urban farms.

Conference Speaker

Henry Gordon-Smith

Agritecture Founder and Managing Director & Sustainability Strategist

Henry Gordon-Smith is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. In 2014, Henry launched his company Agritecture, a boutique urban agriculture advising firm where he helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design. To date, Agritecture has advised more than 90 clients in 20+ countries around the world.

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