Green Design Competitions

Big Box Agriculture Transforms Grocers Into Growers

Big Box Agriculture Transforms Grocers Into Growers

Results are in for the ReBurbia competition to re-envision the suburbs, and we're thrilled to count Forrest Fulton among the top three winners for his Big Box Agriculture proposal! This creative and

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Urban Sprawl Repair Kit Offers Simple Plans to Fix Suburbia

Urban Sprawl Repair Kit Offers Simple Plans to Fix Suburbia

The suburban landscape consists largely of endless expanses of paved parking lots pocked with strip malls, gas stations, chain restaurants, and McMansions. Rather than razing these structures with the aim

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ANNOUNCING: The Winners of the ReBurbia Competition!

ANNOUNCING: The Winners of the ReBurbia Competition!

DRUMROLL PLEASE! After much heated debate and a dramatic week of online voting, we're thrilled to announce the winners of the Reburbia competition to redesign the suburbs! We received hundreds of

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ReBurbia Favorite Notable Mentions

ReBurbia Favorite Notable Mentions

With voting on our top 20 ReBurbia finalists set to close in less than 8 hours, we'd like to take a moment to pause and consider some of incredible submissions that didn't quite make the list. Greening

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LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE REBURBIA DESIGN!

LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE REBURBIA DESIGN!

Reburbia voting closes tonight at midnight! Just in case you haven't already heard about our Reburbia competition to re-design the suburbs, this is your LAST CHANCE to voice your opinion because voting

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Links Roundup of the Week: Reburbia, Reburbia, Reburbia!

Links Roundup of the Week: Reburbia, Reburbia, Reburbia!

Suburban sprawl has become the problem of our generation -- that's why we partnered with Dwell to sponsor, Reburbia, a design competition to re-imagine the suburb. We posted the finalists earlier this

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE REBURBIA ENTRY TODAY!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE REBURBIA ENTRY TODAY!

In July, we partnered with Dwell to launch Reburbia, a competition to imagine how the suburbs could be re-structured to be more sustainable. Asking participants to create  five images to portray their

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Futuristic Designs Protect SF Bay From Rising Tides

Futuristic Designs Protect SF Bay From Rising Tides

In the San Francisco Bay, water levels may rise 55 inches over the next 100 years. That doesn't sound like much initially, but around the coastline, that makes a huge impact. High water levels are a

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ENTREPRENEURBIA: Rezoning the suburbs for a sustainable future

ENTREPRENEURBIA: Rezoning the suburbs for a sustainable future

They say that 'a picture is worth a thousand words', and nowhere is this more true than in the world of design. Oftentimes it doesn't matter how brilliant an idea is, if it can't be visualized

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VOTE IN THE REBURBIA COMPETITION – TODAY!

VOTE IN THE REBURBIA COMPETITION – TODAY!

If you've been perusing Inhabitat lately, you hopefully know about our fabulous Reburbia Design Competition - the contest we’ve been running to come up with some radical new ideas as to how turn the

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Inter Estates: Freeways Turned Cash Making Farm Neighborhoods

Inter Estates: Freeways Turned Cash Making Farm Neighborhoods

What if we could take our huge chunks of boring, bland freeway shoulder and turn them into energy, food and big bucks? That's what this finalist in our Reburbia Competition to redesign the suburbs

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Mobile Mecha-Towers Take Suburbia by Storm

Mobile Mecha-Towers Take Suburbia by Storm

While several of the finalists in our ReBurbia design competition tended towards the surreal, a few futuristic entries took an approach that was downright dystopian. In Radial Erect-Urbia Michael Hughes

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PuRE Turns Swimming Pools into Water Treatment Plants

PuRE Turns Swimming Pools into Water Treatment Plants

Once a status symbol of wealth and affluence, the iconic topaz swimming pool has, in more recent times, been tainted as a wasteful pit of water and energy. But it doesn't have to be that way. Designed by

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REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all over the past month, you've hopefully seen our countless announcements and banners about the Reburbia Design Competition - the contest we've been running to come up

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SEED Awards Recycled From Submission Shipping Materials

SEED Awards Recycled From Submission Shipping Materials

This year the Atlanta chapter of AIGA received a record number of entries for their annual SEED Awards, and rather than discarding all those submission shipping materials they decided to repurpose them

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AIRBIA: Awesome Suburban Airships Take Flight

AIRBIA: Awesome Suburban Airships Take Flight

What's lighter than air, soars through the sky, and stands to save our suburbs by breaking the shackles of car culture? The answer is Airbia, an incredible fleet of high-flying airships that aims to

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Canstruction: Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Canstruction: Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Bridging the gap between good design and giving back to the community, Canstruction, the annual international design/build competition where architects, engineers, designers, and students compete to

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Win a Free Eco Office Chair at SmartFurniture.com!

Win a Free Eco Office Chair at SmartFurniture.com!

Our friends at SmartFurniture.com are offering eco-chair connoisseurs a chance to win one of five sustainably made free Cobi Chairs. Designed by PearsonLloyd in collaboration with Steelcase, the Cobi

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REBURBIA COMPETITION ENDS TODAY: LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES!

REBURBIA COMPETITION ENDS TODAY: LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES!

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES! We've received hundreds of submissions to our REBURBIA design competition but there is still time to get yours in if you haven't already! Do you have an idea that could change

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DEADLINE to enter ReBURBIA Competition is TOMORROW!

DEADLINE to enter ReBURBIA Competition is TOMORROW!

The Deadline to enter the REBURBIA Design Contest is FRIDAY - July 31st! If you've been reading Inhabitat this summer, by now hopefully you have heard about our REBURBIA contest. If you are interested

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CLEAR Village Visualisation Competition

CLEAR Village Visualisation Competition

Depict your ideal village and win €2500? CLEAR Village, a project to collaboratively design a sustainable village, is announcing its first competition. CLEAR Village Foundation is inviting

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REMINDER: Enter the ReBURBIA Design Competition!

REMINDER: Enter the ReBURBIA Design Competition!

CALLING ALL ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ECO-EVANGELISTS! In case you missed it, last week we announced a design competition with Dwell Magazine called ReBURBIA: which asks you how you would redesign the

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Futuristic London Bridge Sprouts Solar Powered Vertical Farm

Futuristic London Bridge Sprouts Solar Powered Vertical Farm

Recently Chetwood Architects unveiled a stunning proposal for a futuristic London Bridge that sprouts a towering vertical farm in the midst of the Thames river. The bridge's solar-powered spires are

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Tidal Docks Use Waves to Power NYC’s Streetlamps

Tidal Docks Use Waves to Power NYC’s Streetlamps

The Big Apple’s known for its bright lights, but the city’s iconic luminescence also sucks up huge amounts of power every year. Luckily, a team of designers came up with a plan to keep the city’s

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Announcing: The Comcast Town Design Contest Winner!

Announcing: The Comcast Town Design Contest Winner!

You may remember that back in April we announced a design contest to do a virtual room makeover in Comcast Town. The prize was a collection of sweet new home entertainment electronics and a green room

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ANNOUNCING…The REBURBIA DESIGN COMPETITION!

ANNOUNCING…The REBURBIA DESIGN COMPETITION!

THE FATE OF SUBURBIA IS IN YOUR HANDS! With the current housing crisis, the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and rising energy costs, the future of suburbia looks bleak. Foreclosure signs are the new lawn

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ANNOUNCING: Our Pimp My Eco-Ride Winner!

ANNOUNCING: Our Pimp My Eco-Ride Winner!

DRUMROLL PLEASE...AND NOW THE ANNOUNCEMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR..ERIKA has been selected as the winner of our Pimp my Eco Ride Contest We received so many awesome entries to our Pimp my Eco

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Registration Open for the 2010 eVolvo Skyscraper Competition

Registration Open for the 2010 eVolvo Skyscraper Competition

As the world's population shifts from rural areas towards dense urban cores, skyscrapers, urban infill, and redevelopment will become even more important in the structure of our lives. Now In its 6th

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Win a Voltaic Bag: Planet Green’s Solar Backpack Sweepstakes

Win a Voltaic Bag: Planet Green’s Solar Backpack Sweepstakes

Tired of trying to find an outlet to charge your cell phone, iPod, and computer while on the go? Then what you need is a solar powered bag to charge all your devices and free yourself from the grid. Our

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LAST CALL: Pimp my Eco-Ride Contest Closes Tonight!

LAST CALL: Pimp my Eco-Ride Contest Closes Tonight!

PIMP MY ECO-RIDE CONTEST CLOSES TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! Heads-up all eco-enthusiasts looking for a slick new summer ride! Our Pimp my Eco-Ride Contest is closing tonight at midnight, which makes this your

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