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High-rise farming idea gains ground

Architect's ideas for self-sustaining cities have gained traction

City of tomorrow: Mr Callebaut with his project 'Dragonfly' - a design for a massive, twin-towered, 'vertical farm' on New York's Roosevelt Island. - PHOTO: AFP

[PARIS] Imagine stepping out of your high-rise apartment into a sunny, plant-lined corridor, biting into an apple grown in the orchard on the fourth floor as you bid "good morning" to the farmer off to milk his cows on the fifth.

You take the lift to your office, passing the rice paddy...