cities are the most urbanized in the world. People of rural areas seems to produced food for
cities overgrow in the latter with eating habits less healthy. So we are under the risks of food crisis.
African cities are those that are urbanizing the fastest in the world. More and more arable land are no longer available to feed this population will constantly growing. To overcome this problem, URBANATTIC projects create an urban loft by farming in the city. URBANATTIC Hubcity is a project that is itself a smart city. Hubcity proposed since 2012 to support the modest populations of the districts of the Lomé-Ghana border in the reconquest of the city's transformative power and life.
Full project Description
How to bring back green and healthy food in city?
The goal of URBANATTIC is to find available spaces in
town to transform them in garden.
There are two categories of spaces:
Unusual lands, building prohibited areas!
This urban production can be stocked and distributed through
spaces that can serve as attics for the city
For this, we are going to rely on smart city project
“Hubcity” which goal is to increase grassroots hubs as digital lugs of tomorrow
Each labs of this network will become attics of his
Let start with the first lab installed in the Hubcity
vision that means Woelab.
Woelab is a space of technological democracy with
fablab’s program, co-working space and startup incubator.
Dedicate to sharing around new technologies. We add an urban agricultural dimension to this
The lab will negotiate available spaces in his
neighborhood to use it for an agriculture 3.0 managed through an unique
First to have a contract with free spaces owners in
the neighborhood of the lab. Then we will
mobilized team create and work in gardens.
Crops are bring and kept in Woelab. Anyone single or
super-market can come and be served in the new attics
Each attics is connected to a foodlab with a collaborative cooking
usual with a subscription.
To materialize this,
we have developed an interactive platform offering across the map that appears
on the home page the opportunity for people to have all the information on the
stock, this means the available quantities, prices etc ... to make orders to
subscribe for foodlabs, to provide us with information regarding available
space, and also to see the different jobs available in fablabs.
Please visite our plateform here for some details: http://woelabo.wix.com/urbanattic
-Alida Makamno Talom, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Francis Amemasso,
Best Data Project