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Asia Briefing

— Global


We report on an urban farming project at Osaka train station, the first verticle farm in Singapore and the sad fate of Cambodia's colonial and "new Khmer" buildings.

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, Green Building Index, Karachi, Panasonic

Farm favourite


Commuting and farming may sound like an incongruous mix. But the two activities are brought together in Osaka Station City, a new development at the city’s main train station.

Hovering on the roof above one of the nation’s busiest commuter stations is Tenku no Noen (Farm in the Sky), home to 1,500 sq m of vegetable patches and rice paddies. On the way home from work, commuters can swap their salaryman suit for gloves and wellies to tend their farm patches.

“The idea is that it is a sky-high farm where people can…


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