Preparing for the future. Food is produced where the consumers are. Forward thinking and planning should lead us in this direction. The designs of the future should already consider this in their concepts that will lead to easy adaptation and "interconnectability". ( Sort of Cable Ready or the use of Structured Cabling in High Rise Buildings) The principles introduced in the above topic does not consider the "concept of aquaponics" where we recycle fish waste and use it to produce organic, nutritious food. There are now available technologies able to respond to temperature and environmental constraints thus making plant production grow side by side close to the consumers.
Water recycling, energy savings due to reduced fuel cost in production food. The need to transport vegetables and fish from distant provinces can be reduced. Calamities, storms can be addressed providing food security and stable prices for food readily close to the consumer.
Our planners should already take into consideration this possibility and make their design adaptable to such an environment - really creating a Green Environment.