Gallery: Green Design Predictions for 2012

 

Mike Chino - Managing Editor, Inhabitat

There are a lot of things that I'm looking forward to in the coming year - but above all else, I think that 2012 will be the year of the electric car. The road to mainstream EVs was paved this past year by the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, and now that the technology and market have been proven, automakers are gearing up to launch EV's around the world in the coming months - from the Ford Focus Electric to the Honda Fit EV, the Smart ForTwo Electric, and the Tesla S. We'll be taking a first-hand look at several of these electric cars at the Detroit Auto Show next week, so stay tuned!

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D – Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah’s Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle

2. Cameron Sinclair – Founder, Architecture for Humanity

3. Katie Fehrenbacher – Editor, Earth2Tech.com and Writer, GigaOM.com

4. Bob VilaHome Improvement, Home Remodeling, and Home Repair Expert, Host of This Old House

5. Zem Joaquin – Founder & Editor-in-chief, Ecofabulous.com

6. Piers Fawkes – Trend Expert, Founder & Editor-in-chief, PSFK.com

7. Jennifer Schwab – Chief Sustainability Officer, Sierra Club Green Home

8. Tafline Laylin – Managing Editor, Green Prophet; Inhabitat Contributor

9. Mike Chino – Managing Editor, Inhabitat

10. Yuka Yoneda – Senior Editor, Inhabitat

11. Jill Fehrenbacher – Editor in Chief and Founder, Inhabitat

Did our experts’ predictions for 2011 hit or miss the mark? Read what they had to say about last year here…

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