It’s predicted that by the year 2050, 80 of the world’s population will live in urban centers.
As the global population swells and urban centers lose what little green space they once had, more countries are looking to urban farming to feed their people. The urban environment doesn’t have unlimited horizontal farming space, so the natural solution is to build up. Vertical farms can fit easily into the cityscape while providing a local source of food for inhabitants. Even better, they can be placed nearly anywhere that a building can go. Are these 26 innovative designs the future of farming? It certainly looks that way. Click the thumbnails below for more images of and information on these amazing designs: