Nearly 80 percent of the world’s population will live in urban centers by 2050. Many believe that shift will require new thinking about how we grow our food and design our cities. We explore how the search for food has affected the development of cities, and learn about the “Vertical Farm Project,” which envisions multi-story farms built into skyscrapers.


  • Dickson Despommier Professor of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Robin Elmslie Osler Principal and Owner, Elmslie Osler Architects
  • Carolyn Steel Author, "Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives"

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