A sculptural indoor park or futuristic urban farm?In a rapidly urbanizing world, we are faced with a very real challenge—supporting a larger population with fewer resources. The Urban Food Jungle is conceptual design that responds to the threat of food security by bringing together sustainable food production, entertainment, education and culinary delight. An aquaponic system circulates nutrient rich water from a series of fish ponds to the top of dramatic sculptural pillars, nourishing a variety of fruits and vegetables as they filter and clean the watercreating a lush Urban Food Jungle. Ground-level pedestrian circulation enables easy visitor access; meanwhile a floating seed-like juice bar serves products created from food grown on site. Completing this holistic system, food grown in the Urban Food Jungle can be used to supply local restaurants. The high yield design has the potential to be deployed throughout various cities—addressing food scarcity through positive impact design. Designer James Haig Streeter explains:"We all love to talk about 'low impact design' but shouldn’t we be pushing the bar? How about we talk about 'positive impact design' instead? Not just reducing the impacts of what we do but positively giving back to the ecosystems to which we belong. The Urban 食物丛林是朝这个方向迈出的一步。 With more than half the world’s population having moved away from the land where food is grown, food miles are escalating, city infrastructure is being strained, and food security concerns increase. The Urban Food Jungle closes the loop, once more growing food close to where it’s consumed. This has the potential to permeate our city fabrics, building skins, plazas and water features, creating productive cityscapes in the truest sense of the word. The best part is that it doesn’t rely on any futuristic technology to work, simply a retuning of what we do already—positive impact design that can be achieved today."