Wrap-up of Biophilic Design – February at Food in the City

In our monthly ‘Food in the city’ meetups, we learned about sustainable concepts through real-life projects and the tangible work of our speakers & participants. This month was Biophilic design in focus. We are glad to host fellow Biophilic design enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds. Their projects covered arts, architecture, engineering, and entertainment and 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Biophilic Design

For centuries we’ve attempted to incorporate nature into our buildings and architecture. Both aesthetically and for fundamental survival, being around nature has always been included in the development of civilization, however, it wasn’t until the last century that designers and architects began to really focus on the use of plants in their developments. Biophilia, the 

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Food in the City – January 2021 Meetup – Circular Economy

‘Food in the city, 2021 meetups’ kicked off well as 64 circular economy enthusiasts joined us virtually on the last Wednesday of January. This international discussion brought us perspectives from different parts of the world – from Lebanon and London to the US and Spain – around the topic of circular design practices in food 

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Architecture and Urban Design meets Food In The City – November 2020

{Blog photo: Sasaki‘s plans for Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District in Shanghai] Green cities in the context of food production in urban spaces is the focus of our Food in the City talk in November. This time we had one of the most popular meetups so far, and were happy to see so many new faces. 

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Food In The City – October 2020 Meetup – Education for Sustainability

In October, when our surroundings were brimming with colorful leaves of the fall season, we had a fruitful discussion around the theme of “Education for Sustainability” or EfS. We explored whether and in what ways education – a critical part of any society –  can be one of the main drivers for a green and 

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The Tastefulness and Quality of Hydroponic Produce; What are the Benefits

As children, we’re taught that plants need soil, sunlight, and water to survive. Hydroponic growing flips that idea on its head, Proving that exceptional food can be grown in small spaces without the need for cultivating soil or using (harmful/excessive) fertilizers. Especially when it comes to urban farming and growth, we are seeing a shift 

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Food In The City – September 2020 Meetup – Social Business and Agriculture in the City

About the monthly meetups: On the last Wednesday of every month, Farmlyplace hosts a monthly meetup called ‘Food in the city’. These meetups provide an opportunity to network in a relaxed manner. In every meetup we invite food in the city advocates to talk about a certain theme in relation to their innovative work and 

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CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – What is it and what does it mean in a COVID-19 world?

How long does it take for the food you eat to travel from the source to your plate? Many urban dwellers don’t look to see where their produce, meat, and other foods are coming from and how long or how far it has gone to get there. It’s not something that’s usually at the forefront 

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