|Climate Research Station|
|Cost to Build||₡45,000|
The Climate Research Station is a level 2 unique building that you can build with the Cities: Skylines Green Cities DLC. To unlock it, you must complete two tasks:
- Have 5,000 squares of farming specialization built
- Reach the Tiny Town milestone (which can be anywhere from 360 to 1,500 population, depending on the map)
Once you accomplish these requirements, you can build the Climate Research Station from the level 2 unique buildings menu for ₡45,000.
This building is also a requirement for the Ultimate Recycling Plant monument, which is also only available with the Green Cities DLC.
Creating Farming Specialization
Farming specialization in this context refers to zoned (growable) industry buildings with the agriculture specialization applied to it. This is achieved with the vanilla version of the game using districts.
This is not to be confused with farm industry areas (which has ploppable farm buildings) created with the Industries DLC.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Create a District
To start your farming specialized industry, you first need to locate fertile soil on the map. Farming industry buildings need fertile land to produce goods.
Once you’ve picked out your spot, go to the Districts and Areas menu and select Paint District.
Paint a district over your desired terrain.
Step 2: Apply Farming Specialization
Next, go to the Industrial Specialization tab, and select Farming Specialization. Click on your district to apply the specialization.
Build roads, water pipes, and power lines as needed, then draw industry zones (orange) within the district.
As the buildings grow, they will be counted towards your progress.
You can check your progress by going to the level 2 unique buildings menu and hovering over the Climate Research Station silhouette.
Growing Your Population to Get Demand for Industry
One of the challenges in this unlock is having enough industry demand.
Since the 5,000 squares of farming specialization needs to be built on—empty zones don’t count—there needs to be actual demand for industrial zoning (orange bar on your RCI meter).
Without demand, any industry zones you draw won’t grow any new buildings.
Most of the time, creating industry demand simply comes down to creating residential zones to grow your population.
This is because demand for industry (and office) happens as a result of people needing work.
If you notice your industry demand bar is low or empty, there’s a good chance you have at least some demand for residential. So make sure you’re keeping up on building homes.
Also note that when you rapidly grow your industrial zones, but don’t grow your residential along with it, you could run into the problem of not having enough workers for your industrial buildings.