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

Posted By Olivia Chen On August 14, 2009 @ 4:30 pm In Blog links,Green Design Competitions | 1 Comment

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Suburban sprawl has become the problem of our generation — that’s why we partnered with Dwell [1] to sponsor, Reburbia, a design competition to re-imagine the suburb. We posted the finalists earlier [2] this week, and we’ve already seen a huge response to the entries [3]. Everyone is voting in on their favorites, so take a peek at what’s hot…and what’s not.

Fast Company [4] asks us to think about the modest and realistic solutions [5] rather than the futuristic stuff that leaves them wanting more.

The authors of Freakonomics give Reburbia a shout-out [6] on the NY Times [7].

Wired [8] shares a snarky review of the contest [9] and the finalists’ solutions.

Apartment Therapy [10] gives Re-burbia a shout-out [11], commenting on the range of the entries.

BLDGBLOG [12]has a special soft spot for the solutions rooted in converting suburban land into green-scapes or useful filtration systems [13].

PopSci.com [14] reports on what is popular and their favorite tech-y solution [15].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Dwell: http://www.dwell.com

[2] We posted the finalists earlier: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/10/reburbia-top-20-finalists-announced/

[3] entries: http://www.re-burbia.com/finalists/

[4] Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com

[5] think about the modest and realistic solutions: http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/cliff-kuang/design-innovation/heres-how-we-can-reverse-suburban-blight

[6] authors of Freakonomics give Reburbia a shout-out: http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/the-suburban-makeover/

[7] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com

[8] Wired: http://www.wired.com

[9] snarky review of the contest: http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2009/08/urban-sprawl-repair-kit/

[10] Apartment Therapy: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com

[11] a shout-out: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/inspiration/reburbia-a-suburban-design-competitiondwell-and-inhabitat-092819

[12] BLDGBLOG : http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/

[13] solutions rooted in converting suburban land into green-scapes or useful filtration systems: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-reburbia.html

[14] PopSci.com: http://www.popsci.com/

[15] what is popular and their favorite tech-y solution: http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-08/redesign-dream-suburbia

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