Agriculture will be integrated into the urban fabric to enable Fordhamopolis to mimic the primary productivity and nutrient recycling of ecosystems. Food production in Fordhamopolis will occur primarily in vertical farms, with peripheral production occurring in community gardens and native fruit-bearing trees planted throughout the city. Vertical farming employs controlled-environment growing methods in a multi-story building, ensuring a stable supply of food while minimizing land use. This allows food production to remain inside the city limits, reducing the need for additional ecosystems to be converted for conventional agriculture, which is one of the most environmentally harmful human activities around the world. Vertical farms will be designed as nonpolluting, closed-loop systems, employing cutting-edge technologies to maximize energy efficiency, recycle water, and eliminate waste. All forms of food production will be carefully monitored by AI to efficiently ensure food safety and quality.
In addition to spaces for raising food and managing water and waste, vertical farms will include a nursery for germination and propagation, a quality-control laboratory for monitoring food health and safety, a control center for monitoring the whole facility, offices for management, locker rooms for personnel hygiene, an education center, a grocery store, a warehouse for distribution vehicles, and restaurants.
By combining Aquaculture and Hydroponics, we create a system called Aquaponics that simultaneously raises seafood and crops in a way that eliminates waste and unnecessary resources such as additional fertilizer by taking the same water that is used in fish tanks to provide sustenance to plants and is ultimately returned to the fish to complete the cycle.
Plants that can be easily stacked, such as strawberries and avocados, will be grown in turnable hydro-stacks using hydroponic drip irrigation to reduce water waste, conserve space, and guarantee sunlight access from all angles.
Evaporative cooling system
Incoming air is cooled by evaporative cooling pads and gains heat as it moves throughout the system ultimately releasing warm air and trapping cool air.