Published on 11 Jan 2015
Aquaponics: Benefits, Case Studies & Implications for Urban Planning (Architecture and Design Scotland Pecha Kucha event 2014)
Aquaponics is being touted as the solution for food security. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. With this comes the problem of feeding the growing population, and it is compounded with the lack of arable land and the amount of water traditional farming uses.
The benefits of aquaponics are many: reducing the amount of fertilizer used in agriculture and potential polluting runoff, providing fresh produce as well as giving a chance for local communities to empower themselves. In this video, there are numerous case studies to provide example of how aquaponics has been implemented successfully on a commercial scale. The implications for urban planning is huge.
The video “PechaKucha 21 Pretty Vacant: Sinead Fortune – The Power of Fish Poo” by Architecture + Design Scotland can be found https://vimeo.com/107270667, usage terms under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0