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Airy Green On Main is a Live-Work Space Built With 14 Upcycled Shipping Containers in Venice Beach

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Caltech's New Keck Institute for Space Studies is a LEED Platinum Think Tank

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Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just released three new thought-provoking videos that show how oil and gas development affects residents of California. The slideshow videos illustrate some of the ways fracking and other controversial extraction methods can disrupt everyday life in rural and urban communities. Each short film gives personal insights into the issues faced by three families – from health concerns in South L.A. as the city mulls a fracking ban, to the strain on water supplies in San Benito County in the midst of a severe drought, to a family driven from their home in Kern County. Click through to see all three videos.

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Sunset Magazines's Breezy 2014 Idea House Opens for Tours in Manhattan Beach

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Stunning Translucent Modular Home in Venice For Sale For $5 Million

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Mark Baez‘s MCube is an amazing custom-built modular house in Venice that can be endlessly reconfigured – and it just hit the market for a cool $5,950,000. The home is made from 10-foot cubic modules that can be moved around to change the floor plan, and its translucent skin fills the interior with copious amounts of natural light so there’s almost no need for electric lighting during the day. To top it all off, this modular Rubik’s cube home takes advantage of solar hot water and photovoltaic systems – let the bidding begin!

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Tallest Green Wall in Los Angeles to Adorn Oldest LEED Platinum Building in Southern California

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Los Angeles Launches First Bicycle Friendly Business District

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Los Angeles just launched the city’s first Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD) in Northeast L.A., and it will serve as a pilot program for a larger citywide initiative in 2015-16. The public-private partnership aimed at bringing more cyclists to commercial corridors will install bike infrastructure including parking (racks and corrals), repair stations, bikeways, signage and maps of the bikeway network.

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The Broad Art Museum Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hood Design just revealed renderings for a landscaped plaza to be built next to The Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles. Designed as a pedestrian friendly space, the 24,000 square foot outdoor plaza marks one of the city’s latest efforts to bring civic life back to the park-starved urban center. The unveiling of the new square was presented alongside news that The Broad’s opening date was pushed back from this fall to 2015.

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High Line Park Designer James Corner Unveils New Tongva Park in Santa Monica

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USC's fluxHome is a Model for Energy Efficient and Low-Cost Housing for SoCal

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Gensler's New LEED Gold-Designed Star Alliance Lounge Opens at LAX

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LA's Solar-Powered Green Greenberg Green House is Topped With a Living Roof

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Will Los Angeles Move Forward with Free, Citywide Wi-Fi Service?

by , 09/06/13
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Los Angeles could become the largest U.S. city to offer its residents free, citywide Wi-Fi service if a motion introduced by City Councilman Bob Blumenfield moves forward. Blumenfield chairs the Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee, and he recently asked the city’s Information Technology Agency to research a free wireless Internet program.

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Los Angeles Completes the World's Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

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According to an article by Justin Gerdes for Forbes, last month the city of Los Angeles completed the world’s largest LED street light retrofit, changing over 141,089 street lights to energy efficient LEDs. Other cities have since followed Los Angeles’ lead in the bulb swap, but the Californian city reigns as the largest, securing itself as a leader in energy efficiency. The city plans to retrofit additional streetlights in subsequent phases.

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LA's New Tom Bradley International Terminal is Inspired by Ocean Waves

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Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Old Laboratory Renovated Into Caltech's LEED Platinum Resnick Sustainability Institute

Old Laboratory Renovated Into Caltech's LEED Platinum Resnick…

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Dwell on Design 2013 Kicks Off this Weekend in Los Angeles

Dwell on Design 2013 Kicks Off this Weekend in Los Angeles

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Hollywood Park Racetrack to Be Redeveloped into an Eco Community

Hollywood Park Racetrack to Be Redeveloped into an Eco Community

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali Unveil Plans for the Motion Picture Academy Museum in LA

Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali Unveil Plans for the Motion Picture…

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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