I've started a new working map of emerging groups - as I think this map will provide data on typologies within agritecture. I'll add more to this as I progress with data collection / generation.
I’m sure some of that money came from the US as well [referencing agricool]. If you look at US companies a lot of those are getting their money from the middle east as well. Saudi Arabia has invested in a lo of the big vertical farming companies. SoftBank is not a US based fund. I… Continue reading HGS#1 26:57
“Certainly in the US there’s a better investment climate, there’s a lot of investment coming into the agtech space and I think it is generally easier to raise funding here for an urban agriculture project. You have to have some kind of technology. That remains a challenge wherever you are. I think in Europe that… Continue reading HGS#1 23:40
“That’s the problem that I see. It’s not being built into planning. Even entrepreneurs aren’t understanding that they should have a wider / open mind when they are considering what integration to utilise. So a lot of the lack of sustainability that does certainly exist in vertical farming and even in greenhouses - which is… Continue reading HGS#1 17:58
I will be going to the field to find agritectures to study. It will be interesting to see if there are contexts in which agritectures do *not occur (certain scales? / other limiting factors?). I will need to remember to investigate where soilless agritecture 'doesn't happen' Referencing Audio File First call with Henry Gordon-Smith of… Continue reading MEMO
“That dramatic shift in the land cost is going to make the future of agriculture in or near Bristol very different from the future of agriculture in New York, because even if you get to the edge of New York and you throw a stone, you see some decline in cost, but it’s not going… Continue reading HGS#1 13:07
“what does a 250 thousand city versus a 2 million versus a 20 million city look like for it’s engagement [in soilless agritecture]?” 11:40 Referencing Audio File First call with Henry Gordon-Smith of Agritecture.com 02/01/2019 13:30