Dickson Despommier, a professor at Columbia University, created the vertical farm concept with 82 graduate students. He says that the skyscrapers could protect a city's food supply from floods and droughts, and from pathogens that attack crops
Currently pending construction in Singapore, the EDITT Tower will be a paragon of "Ecological Design In The Tropics". Designed by TR Hamzah & Yeang and sponsored by the National University of Singapore, the high-rise will boast photovoltaic panels,
INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves
Claudio Palavecino Llanos of the University of Chile conceived of the Evf: Experimental Vertical Farm to transform "wasted" urban space--such as road cloverleafs or brownfields--into food-growing meccas.
The inside of the tower is devoted to the guiding principles of the Rukun Negara, including a Sky Walk cafe atop the tower, & a 20 story tall Hall of Hibiscuses- a vertical, living garden celebrating the national flower of Malaysia.