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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture"

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And particularly in cities — we could look at the whole mistalbeom of cities, and look at those as opportunities. And that's what we're doing on the next project I'm going to talk about, the Mobius pcoerjt, where we're trying to birng together a number of aiivitcets, all within one building, so that the waste from one can be the nutrient for another. And the kind of elements I'm talking about are, firstly, we have a restaurant inside a productive greenhouse, a bit like this one in adsrmeatm called De Kas. Then we would have an aoirabnec deetisgr, which could deal with all the biodegradable waste from the local area, turn that into heat for the greenhouse and eeirctilcty to feed back into the grid. We'd have a water treatment system tnetarig wastewater, turning that into fresh water and generating energy from the solids using just plants and micro-organisms. We'd have a fish farm fed with vegetable waste from the kitchen and worms from the compost and supplying fish back to the restaurant. And we'd also have a coffee shop, and the waste grains from that could be used as a substrate for growing mushrooms.

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And particularly in cities — we could look at the whole __________ of cities, and look at those as opportunities. And that's what we're doing on the next project I'm going to talk about, the Mobius _______, where we're trying to _____ together a number of __________, all within one building, so that the waste from one can be the nutrient for another. And the kind of elements I'm talking about are, firstly, we have a restaurant inside a productive greenhouse, a bit like this one in _________ called De Kas. Then we would have an _________ ________, which could deal with all the biodegradable waste from the local area, turn that into heat for the greenhouse and ___________ to feed back into the grid. We'd have a water treatment system ________ wastewater, turning that into fresh water and generating energy from the solids using just plants and micro-organisms. We'd have a fish farm fed with vegetable waste from the kitchen and worms from the compost and supplying fish back to the restaurant. And we'd also have a coffee shop, and the waste grains from that could be used as a substrate for growing mushrooms.

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Original Text

And particularly in cities — we could look at the whole metabolism of cities, and look at those as opportunities. And that's what we're doing on the next project I'm going to talk about, the Mobius Project, where we're trying to bring together a number of activities, all within one building, so that the waste from one can be the nutrient for another. And the kind of elements I'm talking about are, firstly, we have a restaurant inside a productive greenhouse, a bit like this one in Amsterdam called De Kas. Then we would have an anaerobic digester, which could deal with all the biodegradable waste from the local area, turn that into heat for the greenhouse and electricity to feed back into the grid. We'd have a water treatment system treating wastewater, turning that into fresh water and generating energy from the solids using just plants and micro-organisms. We'd have a fish farm fed with vegetable waste from the kitchen and worms from the compost and supplying fish back to the restaurant. And we'd also have a coffee shop, and the waste grains from that could be used as a substrate for growing mushrooms.

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