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Columbia University Professor Dickson Despommier’s Vertical Farming: a solution to the problem of population density and limited land resources

Columbia University Professor Dickson Despommier’s Vertical Farming: a solution to the problem of population density and limited land resources

Dickson Despommier, a professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Microbiology at Columbia University, developed the idea of vertical farming with some of his graduate students. The goal is to grow crops and raise animals in skyscrapers in city centers. In this green skyscraper it would be possible to cultivate agricultural products within a city for all of its own inhabitants.

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