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Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous announced this week that its master plan for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China has taken first place in a competition to design the development. Over 198 hectares will be built into

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Interboro Partners Wins Competition for This Summer’s PS1 MoMA’s Courtyard Installation

Interboro Partners Wins Competition for This Summer’s PS1 MoMA’s Courtyard Installation

If you live in New York, you know that PS1 MoMA’s Saturday Warm-Up summer music courtyard parties is where you need to be all season long. Each year PS1 hosts not only a line up of exciting music, but

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Armadillo and Co’s Flower Collection Rugs Tread Lightly on the Environment

Armadillo and Co’s Flower Collection Rugs Tread Lightly on the Environment

If you have been looking for a fashionable floor rug that not only suits your décor, but has been produced from natural materials under Fairtrade work conditions, your search may well be over.

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SCIArc & CalTech Team Fight to Bring the Solar Decathlon Back to the National Mall

SCIArc & CalTech Team Fight to Bring the Solar Decathlon Back to the National Mall

When the U.S Department of the Interior announced its decision to kick this year's Solar Decathlon off of the National Mall in January 2011, we doubt they expected such an uproar. One of the competing

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8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

Design crush: Bjarke Ingels Ode to Bjarke: Buildings worthy of climbing, cascading roofs of green, on you I am so keen. Do you happen to have a wife, your designs are larger than life. From New York

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Kevin Van Aelst Photographs Ordinary Objects in an Extraordinary Way

Kevin Van Aelst Photographs Ordinary Objects in an Extraordinary Way

Van Aelst has the keen ability to change the way we look at things in our everyday lives, from masking tape, to apples, chewed gum or old newspapers. With the aid of a sharp object, he turns a discarded

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Homeless to Get Free Mass Transit in the Bay Area

Homeless to Get Free Mass Transit in the Bay Area

As an incredible initiative to get the homeless in Santa Clara moving, the Valley Transportation Authority in the Bay Area approved a plan to give them free bus and rail passes starting in April. The idea

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First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

At the moment, the bamboo school is a prototype at the Nato High School in the Bicol Peninsula around the southeastern part of Luzon. Currently, the structure consists of 2 classrooms and a set of

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China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China doesn't do things by halves. Take the Three Gorges Dam for instance - it's the largest hydroelectric project in the world, has cost $39 billion to built and could be responsible for the country's

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SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam awarded the commission for its own Green Tech City to SOM, Inc. The winning design integrates two existing villages to create a sustainable city for 20,000 people that will reduce carbon

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Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Not long after the holiday break, a Staten Island mother received a shocking letter from her children's school: PCBs had been found on the floor tiles. The culprit was a leaking light fixture.

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Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

New York City's gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city's community gardens produce food for their neighborhood, 65

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Panasonic Announces New Green Initiatives for North America

Panasonic Announces New Green Initiatives for North America

Panasonic, long a leader in green technology, unveiled a new eco-plan for North America in hopes to become the number one green innovations company in the electronics industry by 2018 -- just in time for

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Green Design Predictions For 2011!

Green Design Predictions For 2011!

1. William McDonough (Eco Designer & Thought Leader, Founder Cradle To Cradle, MBDC, and William McDonough + Partners) 2. Graham Hill (Founder, Treehugger.com and Vice President, Interactive Media,

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CLU Students Build Solar-Powered Water Fountain

CLU Students Build Solar-Powered Water Fountain

Engineering students at the California Lutheran University (CLU) recently unveiled a solar-powered drinking fountain that they built themselves. The fountain, which resembles a waterwheel, was dedicated

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Harvest City: Floating Islands to Bring Agriculture and Industry to Haiti

Harvest City: Floating Islands to Bring Agriculture and Industry to Haiti

Harvest City would be a place for Haitians to live and start their lives again, but it would also be a place for agriculture and jobs to thrive. Two thirds of the city would be dedicated to farming and

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Asia’s First School Made of Plastic Bottles is 3x Stronger than Concrete

Asia’s First School Made of Plastic Bottles is 3x Stronger than Concrete

From family homes to entire temples, we've seen a lot of bottle architecture here at Inhabitat, but this is the first bottle school we've come across, and we think it makes so much sense. Plastic bottles

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Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Move over, Optimus Prime. There are two new mega-sized robots in the house and they’re both made almost entirely of ordinary, yellow beer crates. Spain-based External Reference Architects came up

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Binishell Modular Shelters Look Like Green Hobbit Homes

Binishell Modular Shelters Look Like Green Hobbit Homes

The basic idea behind these dome-like structures is to substitute formwork and heavy machinery with air. Instead of big cranes, low air pressure is used to lift and shape wet concrete on top of reinforced

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Researchers Developing Coral-Like Living Skin for Buildings

Researchers Developing Coral-Like Living Skin for Buildings

Researchers at the University of Greenwich in the UK are developing a carbon negative building material that would not only help fight climate change but protect the structures it is built upon. The

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Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Gives $800,000 to Architecture for Humanity

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Gives $800,000 to Architecture for Humanity

Almost 11 months after a catastrophic earthquake leveled buildings and killed thousands in Haiti, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has decided to give $800,000 to Architecture for Humanity to go towards their

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Whole City of Tehran Shut Down Due to Unsafe Smog Levels

Whole City of Tehran Shut Down Due to Unsafe Smog Levels

For the third time in two weeks, Iran's capital, Tehran, has been effectively shut down due to seriously unhealthy air pollution levels. All government offices, banks and schools were closed on Thursday

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Solar Powered I-Slate Tablet Tested by Indian Children

Solar Powered I-Slate Tablet Tested by Indian Children

Sure, the iPad is cool but is it solar-powered? The I-Slate is! Developed through a partnership of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Houston's Rice University and the Villages for

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Designer Makes 200 Miles Trek In Solar-Powered Wheelchair

Designer Makes 200 Miles Trek In Solar-Powered Wheelchair

The United Arab Emirates is famous for a lot of things - exotic hotels, the tallest building in the world and its ample quantities of sunlight. It's therefore not a huge to surprise to learn that a solar

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The Best Sustainable Designs From Greenbuild Day 3

The Best Sustainable Designs From Greenbuild Day 3

To celebrate and honor the residents of the lower 9th ward, Bill McDonough spoke about his involvement in the Make it Right project. Together with Brad Pitt, he managed the development of 150 LEED

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Artist Melts 1,527 Guns to Make Shovels for Tree Planting!

Artist Melts 1,527 Guns to Make Shovels for Tree Planting!

The city of Culiacán, in western Mexico has the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. After speaking with family members of victims of drug crimes in the city, artist Pedro Reyes decided to use its

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David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

Photo © Tim Griffith The nonprofit David Brower Center is a 50,000 sq ft mixed-use building, designed specifically for non-profit organizations dedicating their efforts to promoting a just and

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Princeton Charter School Builds a More Sustainable Education

Princeton Charter School Builds a More Sustainable Education

The Princeton Charter School (PCS) has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to education, and now it's upping its environmental credentials as well. The school recently made a very sustainable

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Temporary Prefabricated School Boasts a Multifaceted Façade

Temporary Prefabricated School Boasts a Multifaceted Façade

Celtnieks' master's thesis, entitled Relief School of Philadelphia, concentrates on providing temporary school rooms for the Julia R. Masterman School in Philadelphia, which was built in the 1950's. As

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Researchers Develop Eco Super Bricks Made of Wool

Researchers Develop Eco Super Bricks Made of Wool

We're moving one brick at a time towards a more earth friendly building future, and researchers in Europe have just thrown their latest invention into the equation. Teams working together at the Schools

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