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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

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Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities around the world, the Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban single-use plastic bags. Plastic bags have a huge environmental cost as they enter landfills, waterways and ultimately the ocean, and campaign groups fought hard for the measure, which received 11-1 votes in favor from the council. The measure will go into effect on January 1st, 2014, and it makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban plastic bags. Not only that, but it means that by the end of 2014, over 30% of California’s population will be covered by laws regulating plastic and paper bags.

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

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Dwell on Design 2013 Kicks Off this Weekend in Los Angeles

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Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, is set to kick off this Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center! This annual exhibition features a vast array of green designs ranging from home products to larger eco-pavilions and even prefab homes. This year’s lineup includes more than 2,000 products from more than 400 exhibitors, five full-scale prefab homes – including the next-generation LivingHome C6 – and more than 200 speakers dishing on the latest in modern design. The event runs from June 21-23 and tickets are still available, so register today!

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Hollywood Park Racetrack to Be Redeveloped into an Eco Community

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

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Caltech's Historic Linde + Robinson Lab Renovated into a LEED Platinum Eco Center

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Richard Neutra's Mid-Century Hailey Residence is an Exercise in Compact Space Design

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Hayden Place is a Sustainable Office for the Cuningham Group in Culver City

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BIG & Small House Maximizes Space with Volume and Daylighting in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles' First Parklet Opens on York Boulevard in Highland Park

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LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

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Michael Maltzan's Prefab Star Apartments Are Currently Rising in Downtown LA

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Nation's Second Largest Bike Share Program Coming to Los Angeles This Spring

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Los Angeles is hoping to rid its reputation of grid-locked traffic by launching the country’s second largest bike share next spring. Come April, Bike Nation will transform the car-laden city into a green transportation hub with a bike share program that will bring 4,000 bikes, complete with solar-powered bike stations, to downtown LA. The $16 million project will provide bikes to the public for $6 a day, or $75 for a full year.

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SOM's Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

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The new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse will be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it will feature state-of-the-art sustainable design. Announced just this week, the US General Services Administration awarded the contract for the new project on Broadway street to the SF office of SOM. Although details are skant, the shimmering white cube will provide 550,000 square feet of space with updated security compared to the current Spring Street facility. The GSA, which is in charge of the process, is also looking for proposals to renovate the existing courthouse and use the sale of the building to finance construction.

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

Denizens of the green City of Santa Monica no longer have to wonder how to dispose of certain hazardous material. A new initiative by the Office of Sustainability and the Environment will now bring disposal and containment trucks to you, rather than residents

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J1 Studio's Modular "T.shelf" Takes Plywood and Zip-Ties Into a New…

Denizens of the green City of Santa Monica no longer have to wonder how to dispose of certain hazardous material. A new initiative by the Office of Sustainability and the Environment will now bring disposal and containment trucks to you, rather than residents

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Urban Air To Transform Billboards into Wi-Fi Connected Bamboo Sky Gardens in LA

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Denizens of the green City of Santa Monica no longer have to wonder how to dispose of certain hazardous material. A new initiative by the Office of Sustainability and the Environment will now bring disposal and containment trucks to you, rather than residents

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HNTB Unveils High-Flying Ribbon Bridge to Renovate Los Angeles' 6th Street Viaduct

HNTB Unveils High-Flying Ribbon Bridge to Renovate Los Angeles' 6th…

Denizens of the green City of Santa Monica no longer have to wonder how to dispose of certain hazardous material. A new initiative by the Office of Sustainability and the Environment will now bring disposal and containment trucks to you, rather than residents

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Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Turns an Old Santa Monica Warehouse Into a New Animation Studio

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Denizens of the green City of Santa Monica no longer have to wonder how to dispose of certain hazardous material. A new initiative by the Office of Sustainability and the Environment will now bring disposal and containment trucks to you, rather than residents

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