Rooftop Republic envisions a future of sustainable cities powered by urban farming. Towards greater climate and city resilience and enhance urban liveability, we build and manage urban farms to transform city spaces into vibrant sources of nutritious food, and engage and empower communities to lead a sustainable lifestyle.
Our sustainability goals for 2022:
- Enhance city resilience by decarbonising buildings with circular food hubs through urban farming and diverting kitchen waste from landfill.
- Achieve responsible consumption by activating city dwellers as the element of change.
- Increase urban liveability through improving community wellbeing and food security through urban farming.
Our initiative in accelerating sustainable development in Hong Kong:
Rooftop Republic Urban Farming envisions a future of sustainable cities addressing urban liveability and city resilience powered by urban farming.
Through our Urban Farming as a Service solution, we build and manage urban farms to transform under-utilised areas into vibrant natural spaces, create sources of nutritious organic food, and engage and empower communities towards greater climate and urban resilience.
Since our establishment in 2015, our team has transformed more than 80,000 square feet of idling urban spaces into 80 productive urban farms on commercial office buildings, residential properties, shopping malls, schools, restaurants and more.
The clients and partners we work with include real estate companies, corporates, F&Bs, hotels, schools and individuals. Our clients include Sun Hung Kai Properties, Swire Properties, Sino Group, Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, local and international schools and more.
We are made up of a multidisciplinary team, with each team member bringing their unique expertise in areas such as urban planning, engineering, agronomy, sustainability, horticultural therapy, permaculture, composting, project management, and agricultural-based educational programmes.
We have been featured in local and worldwide publications including the Financial Times, BBC, The New Yorker, SCMP and Monocle. Rooftop Republic has been recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government with “The Outstanding Social Enterprise (Meritorious) Award” and “Outstanding Innovation Award” at the Social Enterprise Awards 2017, and is an awardee of the DBS Social Enterprise Grant 2018, 2020 as well as the Special Award For Small Enterprises and Start-ups Winner of the 2021 Hong Kong Management Association Quality Award.