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The Future Of Urban Farming Is On The Roof Of A Thai University

Thammasat University has designed a stunning rooftop farm that aims to connect the urban area to traditional rice fields in northern Thailand.

You may have heard of many cities encouraging rooftop gardens on highrise buildings, but a Thai university has taken steps to a further extreme.

Located near Bangkok, Thammasat University has designed a stunning rooftop farm that aims to connect the urban area to traditional rice fields in northern Thailand.

And it’s not just a small token area. According to the South China Morning Post, with 75,000 sq ft, it’s Asia’s largest rooftop farm by a long margin, and the designers have focused on creating awareness for many environmental problems the city faces.

On the one hand, these green areas can reduce atmospheric CO2 in areas where most of it is spewed out. And by growing food closer to dense populations, there would be a lower carbon footprint from transporting food.

But rooftop farms will also bring another significant benefit in a world of rapid climate changes.

Some experts believe that 40% of Bangkok could regularly flood by 2030 due to increased rainfall and more regular storm patterns.

By raising urban farms off the ground, designers believe they can better protect these areas from significant storms.

Paris and Singapore have seen such farms succeed on top of commercial buildings as well, which hopefully means other cities will become greener spaces through similar projects.

Check out the full video from the South China Morning Post below:



Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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