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As the world’s population numbers continue to rise, scientists and engineers face a huge challenge—developing new agricultural solutions. Professor Dickson Despommier thinks the answer is literally in the sky and has developed the Vertical Farm, i.e. high-rise agricultural structures to feed urban areas. Based on Despommier’s ideas, the design group Aprilli has created the Urban Skyfarm concept, which is planned to be built in downtown Seoul.   Korea’s capital city runs along the Cheonggyechon stream, meaning it has a steady supply of water that can be used to water the tree-like structure. Each of its components—root, trunk, branch and leaves—has its own...

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