Urban aquaponics is a variation on traditional aquaponics. There are a few fundamental differences.
Urban aquaponics abandons the goal of raising fish for food. In urban aquaponic systems the sole purpose of the fish is to provide plant nutrition.
In urban aquaponics, fish monocultures are replaced with a biodiverse, stable and robust ecosystem.
Due to space constraints in the city, urban aquaponics utilizes efficient vertical growing systems (as opposed to floating raft or grow bed systems).
Urban aquaponics strives to facilitate natural growing processes through the creation and maintenance of stable habitats designed to support a biodiverse ecosystem capable of producing delicious nutrient dense food.