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Los Angeles Planning a West Coast

Los Angeles Planning a West Coast "High Line" Park

New York's High Line has been a smashing success -- so much so that other cities are now trying to emulate it. The Architect's Newspaper tells us that Los Angeles is working on its own…

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LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Last week at a preview event for one of Fisker's first showrooms, the LAcarGuy made his move to become the first automotive dealer in the US to offer "Level 2" electric vehicle charging…

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LA's 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

LA's 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

The honorable Anthony Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, was on hand at the awards, noting that as a major metropolitan city, Los Angeles contains more LEED certified buildings than…

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Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat set up a booth in collaboration with Touch Studio to showcase the winners of our 2010 Spring Greening DIY Design Competition. Dwell Outdoor showcased an incredible…

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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official…

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Dwell on Design: Inhabitat Teams up With Touch for Pop-Up Eco Shop!

Dwell on Design: Inhabitat Teams up With Touch for Pop-Up Eco Shop!

Conference goers at this year's Dwell on Design event will have ample opportunities to do some shopping, and thanks to a unique collaboration with Touch in Culver City (who helped…

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California Study Finds Huge Savings in Smart Growth Plans

California Study Finds Huge Savings in Smart Growth Plans

A new study conducted by the influential urban desig firm Calthorpe Associates to help California guide implementation of its strategic growth law weighed 10 years of the status quo…

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Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design THIS WEEKEND!

Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design THIS WEEKEND!

Calling all California design fans!Our favorite West Coast design show, Dwell on Design, hits LA this weekend -- and it is going to be a tour-de-force of green design goodness ranging…

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Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Wing House

Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Wing House

We love recycled airplane architecture, but (not surprisingly) real-life examples of it are pretty hard to find! That's why we were stoked when we saw this awesome "Wing House"  right…

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Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Home

Retired 747 Airplane Transformed Into Striking Malibu Home

Here at Inhabitat we're huge fans of recycled airplane architecture, and it turns out that if you're building a house on a sprawling property deep in the hills of Malibu, buying a…

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Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design 2010!

Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design 2010!

Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design 2010! Heads up LA Readers! If you'll be in Southern California from June 25-27 and want to check out the state of the art in sustainable design then…

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First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!

First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!

Guerrilla gardeners in San Francisco have some new ammunition with the recent installation of the city's first seedbomb vending machine! Designed by L.A.'s Common Studio, the…

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LA Considering Massive Central Park Above Highway 101

LA Considering Massive Central Park Above Highway 101

A massive proposal is on the table to create a half mile-long urban park above a section of Highway 101 in downtown Los Angeles. Dubbed Park 101, the proposal would create a roof and…

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Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Photo credit: brunosan These last couple of months have been touch-and-go for the site of the iconic Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, but now thanks to a generous donation from Hugh…

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Zenergy (Zero Energy) House Debuts in Los Angeles

Zenergy (Zero Energy) House Debuts in Los Angeles

The Zenergy House is a 1950's remodel that delivers high on sustainability and low on energy use -- net zero to be exact -- thanks to the use of super-efficient green building…

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22 US Cities Consider Building Streetcar Lines

22 US Cities Consider Building Streetcar Lines

Urban greenies across the US may finally get what they desire -- streetcar lines in their home cities. Due to a change in federal transportation policy under President Obama, 22…

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Build It Green Certified Residence in Los Angeles

Build It Green Certified Residence in Los Angeles

The Jacobson Residence is a brand new construction in Los Angeles with a high eco factor - enough so that it is Build It Green and ENERGY STAR certified! If you're not familiar with…

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Coachella's Giant Origami Solar-Powered Crane Installation

Coachella's Giant Origami Solar-Powered Crane Installation

You know what this year's Coachella music festival could really use- a giant origami crane at the entrance. Oh wait! They already have one, and it's lit up with LEDs and powered by a…

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Inhabitat Reports From the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference

Inhabitat Reports From the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference

Some of the greatest minds in green business recently convened in sunny southern California for Fortune's Annual Brainstorm Green Conference. Inhabitat was on the scene to catch…

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LA Business Council Releases Breakthrough Solar Feed-In Tariff Study

LA Business Council Releases Breakthrough Solar Feed-In Tariff Study

Due to its sheer size and sunny climate, the City of Los Angeles has great potential to become a world leader in renewable energy resources. As the city currently wages a debate over…

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Osborn Architects Re-Imagines Paved Parking Lots as an Urban Forest

Osborn Architects Re-Imagines Paved Parking Lots as an Urban Forest

Sunny southern California is synonymous with transportation by car, but today as the auto industry struggles, there are large swaths of fallow concrete-covered expanses where car…

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Green Youth Movement Fashion Show Presents Gorgeous Sustainable Styles

Green Youth Movement Fashion Show Presents Gorgeous Sustainable Styles

Student-run, student-founded non-profit, the Green Youth Movement (GYM), got in on the LA Fashion Week action by hosting their first fashion show -- "The Green Initiative Humanitarian…

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Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

In a move to make Los Angeles coal-free by 2020, Mayor Antonio Villariagosa just announced a proposal for a monthly carbon surcharge on water and power bills. The funds will be used to…

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Sustainable Prefab Pied-a-Terre by Office of Mobile Design

Sustainable Prefab Pied-a-Terre by Office of Mobile Design

Inhabitat has long followed the innovative work of prefab pioneer Jennifer Siegal; from country schools to mod beach houses. This time, the Office of Mobile Design has ventured inland…

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EcoTopia: New Concepts in Green Product Design

EcoTopia: New Concepts in Green Product Design

Opening Monday, March 15th in Long Beach, CA, EcoTopia is a competition and exhibition highlighting new concepts in green product design. The show will feature a variety of eco-products…

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Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

The US Geological Survey has said that California has a 99.7% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 earthquake -- or bigger -- in the next three decades. University of California, Berkeley…

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RecycleBank Pays Los Angeles Residents Cash for Their Trash

RecycleBank Pays Los Angeles Residents Cash for Their Trash

Starting April 5th, 15,000 single-family homes in Los Angeles will be able to earn cash for their trash through the city's new RecycleBank program. Participating households simply sign…

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HOM and Cisco Brothers Unveil New Line of Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

HOM and Cisco Brothers Unveil New Line of Eco-Friendly Outdoor…

Just in time for spring, Hom, purveyor of stylish, modern, prefab double-wides, furniture, accessories, and lighting, has teamed with eco-friendly LA-based furniture manufacturer Cisco…

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Brings Green to the Big Screen!

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Brings Green to the Big Screen!

This year’s Academy Awards are about more than just red carpet dresses and celebrity sightings – they’ve got a bit of green going on as well! We’ve rounded up five major movies…

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California Smog Causing $193 Million in Healthcare Costs

California Smog Causing $193 Million in Healthcare Costs

The smog in California hangs like a blanket over the city, and now there's more proof that it's not just environmentally destructive - it's making Californians sick! A study just out by…

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Architects Envision Green Transportation Solutions for Los Angeles

Architects Envision Green Transportation Solutions for Los Angeles

The passing of Measure R at the end of 2008 provided Los Angeles County with funds for up to $40 billion in transit-related projects over the next 30 years. The measure also inspired a…

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A New

A New "Metro" for Bikes in Los Angeles

Riding a Bike in Los Angeles is currently a dangerous proposition - there's too many cars and too few bike lanes. The LA Bike Working Group Backbone Bikeway Network(s) is taking the…

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California Adopts Bill Letting Homeowners Sell Excess Solar Energy

California Adopts Bill Letting Homeowners Sell Excess Solar Energy

Attention all Californians! Do you generate more power from your solar panels than you can use? Well, under a new bill adopted on Thursday, you can sell that excess electricity (and…

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Heredity Pour Art featuring Work by Felicity Nove Opens in LA

Heredity Pour Art featuring Work by Felicity Nove Opens in LA

If you're in the greater Los Angeles area , we invite you to check out artist Felicity Nove's striking eco-art created by pouring paint on sustainably farmed wood panels. Her latest…

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LA LIVE: LA's New Ritz Carlton JW Marriott Tower Going for LEED GOLD

LA LIVE: LA's New Ritz Carlton JW Marriott Tower Going for LEED GOLD

The Los Angeles skyline is changing, and its going for gold - LEED Gold, that is. Opening next week, the Gensler designed Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences and JW Mariott at the L.A. LIVE…

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Project H's Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

Project H's Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

This month Project H Design is hitting the road in a vintage Airstream trailer with their Design Revolution Road Show, starting with exhibitions in SF and LA this week! The show will be…

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First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Coming to LA

First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Coming to LA

A design for the new Los Angeles NFL stadium is in the works and it is set to be the first NFL stadium ever to become LEED certified. Designed by Aedas, a global architecture firm, the…

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Upward Bound: LA Designers Create Happy Spaces for Homeless Families

Upward Bound: LA Designers Create Happy Spaces for Homeless Families

A crowd that included actor/activist Don Cheadle gathered last week to celebrate the completion of the Upward Bound House Family Shelter in Culver City, Los Angeles, what is undeniably…

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Amenity Home Sustainable Home Decor for Spring On Sale

Amenity Home Sustainable Home Decor for Spring On Sale

As we begin to peel back the multiple layers of winter  (or are just starting to feel the chill, depending on what part of the world you're in), Amenity Home launches their latest…

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Interface's Ray Anderson Discusses Radical Industrialism and More in LA

Interface's Ray Anderson Discusses Radical Industrialism and More in…

In a charming Southern lilt, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson addressed a private gathering last night in Los Angeles, hosted at the LEED Platinum rated home of LivingHomes…

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