Urban Greenhouse Challenge

Wageningen University and Research challenge you to develop an urban farming site including an indoor production structure that significantly improves the quality of life of local residents in one of the most diverse lower-income neighbourhoods of Washington D.C.

Your final entry should present a comprehensive plan to develop East Capitol Urban Farm (Washington, D.C.) into a site that enables robust and resilient year-round sustainable food production. The site should become an attractive and significant landmark that celebrates local aesthetics and history.

Urban Greenhouse Challenge is looking for a concept that can potentially create social impact in this neighbourhood, which struggles with persistent and complex problems: poverty, unemployment and the lack of access to affordable and nutritious food, health services and good education.

Therefore, you need to think beyond financial sustainability. The site should foster social equity through a new type of food economy that eliminates food apartheid, contributes to creating jobs and incomes and promotes education.

The winning concept will potentially serve as a prototype for affordable, sustainable and urban resilient design.

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