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Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Recently we took the trip to Oakland, CA to visit a Habitat for Humanity East Bay Project of particular interest for its pairing of energy-efficient homes with families in need of housing. What was once

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REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

CALLING EVERYONE LOOKING TO GREEN THEIR CITY! In less 4 hours, we're going to be jumpstarting our LIVE conversation at City Hall with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and we want YOU to be there! This

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Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & everyone looking to green their city! We're thrilled to announce that we're going to be interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM TOMORROW at 12pm PST, and we're

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Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

As part of last month's Architecture and the City Festival GOOD magazine took it upon themselves to match San Francisco civic leaders with well-respected designers to attack city problems head-on. In a

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Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & those of you who want to green your cities! We're interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM next Wednesday the 28th at 12pm PST, and we're inviting YOU to join us next

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San Francisco Implements Nation’s First Mandatory Composting Law

San Francisco Implements Nation’s First Mandatory Composting Law

San Francisco already diverts over 72% of its waste from landfills thanks to rigorous recycling efforts, and now the city is set to cut down on trash even more with the country's first mandatory

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Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

In California, one district's fault is another town's treasure. When the Portola Valley School District realized its mid-century single-room schoolhouse straddled the San Andreas Fault — known for its

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Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

If you were at West Coast Green this past weekend you would have surely noticed the elegant bamboo structures along the waterfront surrounded by beautiful native landscaping. What you may not have

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Bay Line: A High Line Park for San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

Bay Line: A High Line Park for San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is currently undergoing a massive renovation as an aging section of the East Bay span is replaced with a new one, and the old conduit has fired up architects' imaginations for

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San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

The Pacific Ocean could soon be lighting up the beautiful city of San Francisco as a tidal-energy project planned for the waters near the Golden Gate Bride is now in the final stages of acquiring the

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WEST COAST GREEN 2009: Day 1 Roundup

WEST COAST GREEN 2009: Day 1 Roundup

Each year, West Coast Green brings together the largest conference on green innovation for the built environment with leading sustainable businesses and an eclectic group of green technology and exciting

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Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

There's a tiny shed subculture growing, and you may find one sprouting in your own backyard. This prototype from Modern Cabana showed up recently at a San Francisco garden store, which also hosted a Tiny

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Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Today is the first day of West Coast Green, and this year's showhouse is a stunner! Designed by San Francisco-based Green Horizon, the self-sustaining prefab home is an immediately deployable emergency

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West Coast Green Kicks off Tomorrow!

West Coast Green Kicks off Tomorrow!

Heads up San Francisco Inhabitants! West Coast Green kicks off tomorrow, and Inhabitat will be live on the scene at Fort Mason to bring you all of the fresh green designs on display! Taking place from

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Urban Infill Strikes Gold in San Francisco

Urban Infill Strikes Gold in San Francisco

Of all the pads chosen for this year's AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours, only one found me smiling from start to finish. I wondered why as I wandered through this intriguing Glen Park residence...

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PARK(ing) Day 2009 Transforms Parking Spaces Into Public Parks

PARK(ing) Day 2009 Transforms Parking Spaces Into Public Parks

Park(ing) Day! Parking space invasion day! The day to roll out some sod, fire up the barbeque, and set out in the street like it's your front porch. If you didn't hear about it from us, from the event

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PARK(ing) Day is TODAY!

PARK(ing) Day is TODAY!

HAPPY PARK(ing) DAY! Keep your eyes open today for impromptu public parks popping up in parking spots around the world as hundreds of peeps take part in PARK(ing) Day! Wow, that was a tongue-twister if

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Stunning Victorian Renovation Showcases Decades of SF History

Stunning Victorian Renovation Showcases Decades of SF History

One of our favorite projects from last weekend's AIA Home Tours was a stunning historic victorian that was constructed in San Francisco's Cole Valley in 1896, weathered the trippy 60's and 70's, and was

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LSarc’s Randall House Bridges Indoors and Outdoors

LSarc’s Randall House Bridges Indoors and Outdoors

One of our favorite projects from last weekend’s AIA Homes Tours was the Randall House in Glen Park, by LSarc design team. The site, typical of San Francisco contours, slopes nearly four stories from

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San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

Starting today, eco-conscious travelers through San Francisco's International Airport (airport code: SFO) will be able to purchase carbon offsets for their flight right on the way to their gate! The

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Ames Cottage: A Small Space Marvel with Historic Roots

Ames Cottage: A Small Space Marvel with Historic Roots

One trend we noticed in this year’s AIA Homes Tours in San Francisco was how the frugal use of floor space and an abundance of natural light can add volume to otherwise downsized floor plans. Boor

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PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

This Friday impromptu public parks will be springing up around the world for PARK(ing) Day 2009! Created by San Francisco art collective REBAR, this one-day celebration of public space encourages people

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Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

If you're in the Bay Area and want to catch a glimpse of some on-point environmental artwork, head out to Swarm Gallery this weekend (hey, the Bay Bridge is back open, right?). On display at the gallery,

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Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives will lead 200+ community and industry volunteers to install sixteen 1.8-kilowatt solar electric systems in their annual Solarthon this Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at Habitat for

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INTRODUCING: Inhabitat LOCAL!

INTRODUCING: Inhabitat LOCAL!

HEY NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO READERS! We've got some exciting news for you! Recognizing that many of our readers (and many of our writers) are concentrated in New York City and in the San Francisco Bay

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Treasure Island Reveals New Sustainable Development Plan

Treasure Island Reveals New Sustainable Development Plan

This week the Architecture + The City Festival took us to Treasure Island for an upclose view of the proposed sustainable development plan and a not so shabby panoramic view of the whole San Francisco Bay

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Refract House | Solar Decathlon + Architecture City

Refract House | Solar Decathlon + Architecture City

Project managers open the doors to Refract House, ready for Solar Decathlon 2009, Photo by Kevin Gardner What happens when an architect and an engineer walk into a Jesuit university in Silicon Valley

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ECO LANDS: SF’s Outside Lands Festival Grows a Green Heart

ECO LANDS: SF’s Outside Lands Festival Grows a Green Heart

This past weekend the Outside Lands festival rocked San Francisco, drawing thousands of people to bask in the sunshine and music that filled Golden Gate Park. Greening an event as massive as a festival is

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Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Today!

Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Today!

Bay Area architecture fans get ready to rock - today marks the start of the 2009 Architecture and the City Festival! We're looking forward to an entire month packed full of fun events, and our San

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Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Next Week!

Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Next Week!

Heads up all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! Next week marks the start of the 2009 Architecture and the City Festival, and this year they're pulling out all the stops with another incredible

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