However, we may have been looking at it the wrong way this whole time. That is, the very problem we’ve been focusing on might be all wrong.
Beneath the success of sustainable development is actually a growing case of unsustainable expansion — read: water and food security shortages.
What’s the Big Deal?
Global food shortages have impacted the price of goods in the Philippines, making living conditions more and more difficult for a number of Filipinos. While a majority of cities in developing countries are struggling to generate income opportunities, an estimate by the World Bank shows that more than 50% of population already live in urban areas.
Farming in the City
Urban farming isn’t just about gardening. When put into practice, it is directly integrated into the ecological and economical dynamics of a city.
Who’s Doing What
Urban farming has already been recognized by local government units as an asset for improving supply chains amongst small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Quezon City government structures their urban policies and plans around urban farming programs.
Green City is currently on the research and development stage
They plan to release their findings and blueprints for free online. You can help them achieve their dream of painting the cities green by donating to their patreon