Space is the concern of everyone living in modern cities. Predictions have it that 70 percent of people will live in cities by 2050.
While cities are good for social connections, and they tend to be consistent centers of economic growth, what they usually lack is space for self-sufficiency. A lot of resources and labor are outsourced to individuals and companies who handle tasks like laundry and grocery delivery.
Moving from a mountainous, rural region of Western North Carolina to New York City, from farm country to cement central, I’m well aware that what this city lacks is space for residents to experiment with self-sufficient living practices like small-scale farming and livestock management.
Belgian design outfit Studio Segers created a modular urban farm system that will give space-constrained city residents the opportunity to introduce a little rural independence into their lives.
A twenty-piece design, the modular urban farm features units for a chicken coop and small livestock management, as well as raised beds for vegetables, composting, and also a tool shed component.
The modules of the urban farm setup, officially called “Daily Needs,” allows you to rearrange the units however it is preferable to the space you have.
It looks like most cities are trending towards more open and green space to prevent overwhelming congestion. The more square footage the individual urbanite gets could make it very possible to employ many “Daily Needs” throughout a city. It would be impressive if neighborhoods found public land on which to manage their own “Daily Needs,” leading to a more self-sufficient future.
Photo Credit: Studio Segers
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