Eco Skyscrapers: Green Architecture Reaches For The Sky

11/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Steph WebEcoist

With a burgeoning global population that has ever-growing needs for both food and housing, many architects are looking up for sustainable solutions that will prevent further sprawl and provide fresh food to urban residents. Vertical farms and skyscrapers that incorporate various functions like housing, recreation, work and tourism are like miniature self-sufficient cities, complete with transit and on-site energy production, minimizing the building's carbon footprint and that of its residents.

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