In the Urban Greenhouse Challenge series, multidisciplinary student teams were challenged to bring professional food production (back) into urban neighbourhoods, integrating social, economic, environmental and technical aspects in one coherent concept. Their designs were based on an existing location in one of the world’s major metropoles, different in every edition of the Challenge
The third and last challenge in this series focused on creating Social Impact in Ward 7 Washington DC, and was achieved in collaboration with the University of the District of Columbia. Thirty teams from close to eighty universities in nearly twenty countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas participated in this Challenge.
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The second edition of this Challenge was set in Dongguan, China and gathered an astounding fifty-three teams of students from nearly eighty universities across twenty-eight countries to participate.
The first edition of this Challenge in 2018 was part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University. Twenty-three teams from nearly forty universities in ten countries participated.