Urban Agriculture: Look to Singapore's Model

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
With some 5.6 million people in an area three-fifths the size of New York City - and with the population estimated to grow to 6.9 million by 2030 - land is at a premium in Singapore. The country has long reclaimed land from the sea, and plans to move more of its transport, utilities, and storage underground to free up space for housing, offices, and greenery. According to Samina Raja, a professor of urban and regional planning at the University at Buffalo in New York, "Urban agriculture is increasingly being recognized as a legitimate land use in cities," she said. "It offers a multitude of benefits, from increased food security and improved nutrition to greening of spaces. But food is seldom a part of urban planning." Agriculture makes up only about 1 percent of its land area, so better use of space is key. Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: This Place