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2011 International week at Southern Denmark University in Odense, Denmark. Theme: sustainable engineering
Worldwide, we are living so many crisis, not only a financial and economic one. We have energy, environment, agricultural and ecology problems to be solved, problems that could be summarized in a demographical challenge that needs to be addressed sooner or later. In this brief seminar, I would like to expose some problems related with food supply in our dense urban cities (our main problem in the closest future). It is time for solutions. From a wide variety of possibilities that have been proposed to address that challenge, I would like to point urban farming, specially, the vertical urban farming approach. Finally, I propose a frame to introduce urban farming it in Spain, where a real-state bubble has left so many "zombie" houses, houses that could be adapted to host vertical farms.