CityLab: Real Estate Developers and Urban Farmers Have an Unexpected Romance

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October 07, 2015

The Atlantic’s CityLab names real estate developers and urban farmers as the newest odd couple.

“Environmentally conscious construction and building systems are old news at this point, but building-integrated food production is a relatively new, though growing, area of focus,” the article says.

Examples include the Stack House Apartments in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, where “residents can walk out onto a terrace and pluck a tomato right off the vine,” or the 8,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse atop an affordable housing development in the South Bronx, N.Y., which is “creating jobs and food for the residents below—along with cooler summers and warmer winters."

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