Server

Server
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Server was a proposal developed by Alastair Parvin at University of Sheffield School of Architecture in 2009. It proposed a rural planning experiment, taking a section of the M1 motorway in the Midlands and investigating its redesign as a self-sufficient farming system; a belt of knowledge-intensive agriculture, producing no waste and consuming minimal external resources. The result constitutes a challenge to some of the narrow political dichotomies which currently dominate green politics, and hints at a profound shift in the way that we, as citizens, designers and planners address questions of land, planning and sustainability.