Gallery: ‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

The regenerative living island will draw upon its own renewable resources and replenish its finite ones as they are being depleted - water from rain, electricity from wind, food from compost generated through from organic waste, hot water from sun, and green open space from vacated built areas.

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  1. philg July 26, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Interesting and intriguing.. but sadly a waste of time. You’d need a revolution or ‘gasp’ socialism to get people, stores, and businesses to give up their locations. NIMBY signs would take over every free billboard spot. They can’t even build a much needed bridge from LI to CT.

  2. June W July 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

    If you think this submission is intriguing, please check out the full gallery of 23 Build a Better Burb finalists, where there are many other powerful ideas.
    It really is time to fundamentally retrofit suburbia, and what better place to start seriously thinking about it than Long Island, especially with its existing infrastructure of the Long Island Rail Road.

  3. sickspeed July 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This is powerful thinking. I love it. We need to find a better solution than sprawl.

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