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 Professor and former
Streets and public rights-of-way make up a whopping 25% of San Francisco's total land area--more land than all of the city's parks combined. Many of the streets are wider than necessary or contain wasted
Want to jump start the electric vehicle revolution? Then make it illegal to ignore. That's what San Francisco is doing with a revised building code that will require all new structures to have wiring for
Residents of San Francisco's oceanside neighborhoods may complain about it, but the city's legendary fog does more than just provide character -- it also protects nearby redwood forests. Now researchers
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 run by Inhabitat's
A proposed 239-unit development in San Francisco's Hayes Valley has yet to come to fruition, leaving an ugly, empty lot in its place. Seeing this, a group of enterprising citygoers have decided to turn
We were excited to learn last year that the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco would be built with green features in mind. We're even more excited now that the $4 billion terminal has
Affordable housing developments are all too often shoddily built, with little consideration given towards environmental impact. That's why Ironhorse at Central Station, a planned development in Oakland,
A round of applause for California! In an effort to trim statewide emissions by 1/3 by 2020, the state of California recently adopted CALGREEN, the first mandatory state-wide green building code in the
San Franciscans, if you were wondering what that green painted box on Scott St. is for, wonder no more. San Francisco's first green bike box now has a user-friendly picture of a bicycle stenciled on it.
If you're in the market for a floating home but not diggin' the dark, cramped image that the word "houseboat" typically brings to mind, we think the Tafoni Floating Home will really "sway" you (get it -
San Francisco's Bay Bridge is undergoing some serious construction that will leave an ugly casualty behind: the old eastern half of the bridge span. Last year, Rael San Fratello Architects proposed that
Ever pass by the giant glittery Coca-Cola billboard in downtown San Francisco and wonder just how much energy it sucks up? Not nearly as much as it used to, now that the whole thing has been replaced with
Recently software manufacturer Adobe Systems Inc. gave a grant to the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to help San Francisco Bay Area schools achieve LEED certification, and the Bessie Carmichael School
On February 1st, design nonprofit Project H Design (run by Inhabitat's own Emily Pilloton), will hit the road for a 25-school, 75-day, 6300-mile tour and exhibition showcasing design for social impact!
Michelle Kaufmann, one of our favorite design heroes, just took a tour of social media giant Twitter's brand new eco-friendly office space in downtown San Francisco, and we've got all the sweet details