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Those who think that Smart Cities mainly concerns digitalization and telecom networks in cities have to think again. Smart Cities integrate all vital functions and infrastructure within urban planning like energy, waste, water and food production. Until now, there has not existed any global standards for integrating food production in cities. The ISO/TC 268 aims to change that.
As Southern Europe recently was struck by snowstorms we suddenly came to realize this had impact on our daily lives. Suddenly the vegetable shelves were empty and not a single salad was to be found in stores throughout Sweden. This clearly shows the fragility of our current food system, heavily relying on imports. And the inevitable question is: How resilient is our food system in a crisis?
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, November 30, 2016 –– Stockholm based Plantagon Agritechture AB and Dubai based Enspire Ltd. have decided to partner up. Plantagon, a world-leading pioneer within urban agriculture, spearheads infrastructural food systems integrating energy, water and waste management.
Heavy weight finance experts join forces with movement for inclusive business. Senior Finance Advisors Margaret M. Towle and Michael Roux have been appointed for the Board of Directors of world leading innovation company Plantagon International Association.
BLOG POST: The rules of business growth have changed rather quickly over the past decade. This digital revolution, coupled with an increase in the value placed on environmental and social performance, is re-writing the rules of business growth. Thoughts on new business ecosystems and growth patterns presented by Shrikant Ramakrishnan, Global Business Development Director at Plantagon.
The Swedish solution for mass production of food in cities – catalyzing a huge global export opportunity for Swedish clean-tech – is attracting attention in South East Asia. Plantagon, one of the world pioneers within urban agriculture and agritechture, spearheads infrastructural food systems integrating energy, water, and waste management.
The Plantagon World Food Building in Linköping Sweden, by Plantagon Agritechture and Sweco Architects, was one of the prominent projects selected by the jury for the prestigious The International Architecture Awards 2016. The International Architecture Awards is the largest and most extensive global architecture awards program in the world.
BLOG POST: Historically agriculture and food production played a great role in evolution of humankind. I'm Sepehr Mousavi, Sustainability Strategist at Plantagon and Chair to Swedish Standards Institute ‘Sustainable Urban Food Production’ committee. Welcome to follow my posts here where I write on urban agriculture and sustainable food production.
Several acclaimed academic, diplomatic, business, culture and community leaders have been appointed to the Honorary Board of Plantagon, world leading company in agritechture. The group plays an important role in discussing, driving and developing the transformative solutions needed to meet the future challenges of food security, sustainable city planning and the new industry of urban agriculture.
BLOG POST: Is the city the new farm? This is the first of a serie of three blog posts introducing innovative urban agriculture, discussing how to regulate and promote the industry of agriculture by help of standardization and suggesting a way to make sure of certification of safe food for consumers. I'm Sepehr Mousavi, Sustainability Strategist at Plantagon. Welcome to follow me in this forum!
Plantagon International is a world-leading pioneer within the field agritechture – combining urban agriculture, innovative technical solutions and architecture – to meet the demand for efficient food production within cities. We see global food security and sustainable food production as the most critical areas for the future of our... Show more
Plantagon International is a world-leading pioneer within the field agritechture – combining urban agriculture, innovative technical solutions and architecture – to meet the demand for efficient food production within cities. We see global food security and sustainable food production as the most critical areas for the future of our planet. Plantagon’s objective is to meet the rising demand for locally grown food in cities around the world, and minimize the use of transportation, land, energy and water. Our solutions add value to real estate properties, and enhance the quality of life in cities. www.plantagon.com