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LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

The LA River begins in the San Fernando Valley and moves east and then south through LA county. Flooding in the early part of the 19th century led to the river being walled up in a concrete canal to

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Michael Maltzan’s Prefab Star Apartments Are Currently Rising in Downtown LA

Michael Maltzan’s Prefab Star Apartments Are Currently Rising in Downtown LA

Located at 6th Street and Maple Avenue along the border of Skid Row, Star Apartments is a new model for urban development. This is the third project by Michael Maltzan for Skid Row Housing Trust after

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GIVEAWAY: Win an Eco-Fashion Starter Kit from Fashioning Change (Worth $150!)

GIVEAWAY: Win an Eco-Fashion Starter Kit from Fashioning Change (Worth $150!)

Looking to give your wardrobe a sustainable lift? Well you're just in luck, because we've teamed up with one of our favorite fashion-do-gooders, Fashioning Change, to give one lucky reader an

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Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin

Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin

Located in the heart of Dublin, the existing Georgian Manor was combined with a converted coach house and an additional 160 square meters of living space to create a modern home with a historic flare. The

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Los Angeles and Burbank to Buy Solar Power from Nevada Plant

Los Angeles and Burbank to Buy Solar Power from Nevada Plant

Some California cities are looking to the Nevada desert to supply them with renewable energy. It was announced on Wednesday that the cities of Los Angeles and Burbank have agreed to sign a 20-year

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SOM’s Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

SOM’s Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

The new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse will be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it will feature state-of-the-art sustainable design. Announced just this week, the US General Services

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J1 Studio’s Modular “T.shelf” Takes Plywood and Zip-Ties Into a New Dimension

J1 Studio’s Modular “T.shelf” Takes Plywood and Zip-Ties Into a New Dimension

Los Angeles-based design firm J1 Studio has taken plywood and zip-ties out of the local hardware store and into the world of fine furnishings. Their modern, modular "T.shelf" can be assembled in a variety

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Urban Air To Transform Billboards into Wi-Fi Connected Bamboo Sky Gardens in LA

Urban Air To Transform Billboards into Wi-Fi Connected Bamboo Sky Gardens in LA

Glassman started taking notice of billboards after the Northridge earthquakes because the sturdy metal were still standing. He has long worked with billboard art work and public art, but also with bamboo.

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HNTB Unveils High-Flying Ribbon Bridge to Renovate Los Angeles’ 6th Street Viaduct

HNTB Unveils High-Flying Ribbon Bridge to Renovate Los Angeles’ 6th Street Viaduct

HNTB collaborated with Michael Maltzan Architecture, AC Martin, and Hargreaves Associates to design the new bridge, which was inspired by the arches of its predecessor. Opened in 1932, the art deco 6th

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Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Turns an Old Santa Monica Warehouse Into a New Animation Studio

Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Turns an Old Santa Monica Warehouse Into a New Animation Studio

Santa Monica’s industrial corridor has just seen yet another hi-tech/entertainment company move in and renovate an older building into an inspiring office. Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc and Andy

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California’s High Speed Rail Gets Federal Approval for First Segment of 800-mile System

California’s High Speed Rail Gets Federal Approval for First Segment of 800-mile System

On Wednesday the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration approved the initial segment of the $63 billion California High Speed Rail project. Construction will begin in 2013 on the first 65-mile second of the

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3D Printing Gets a Boost in Structural Strength Thanks to a New Sofware Application

3D Printing Gets a Boost in Structural Strength Thanks to a New Sofware Application

3D printers are everywhere these days, creating items from racecars to prosthetic beaks for bald eagles. Sadly, one major drawback of this new technology is that the objects made from metals and plastic

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Salton Sea Determined to be the Source of Rotten-Egg Stench Engulfing LA

Salton Sea Determined to be the Source of Rotten-Egg Stench Engulfing LA

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you may have noticed a certain foul stench polluting the air over the last few days. There have been concerns over the cause, and the damage that it could

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400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival

400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival

Ever since the Space Shuttle fleet was retired last year, several spacecraft have gone to new homes for the public to enjoy. Their journeys have often been spectacular, such as the Enterprise flying over

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Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Bart Everett / Shutterstock.com Los Angeles can be a pedestrian's nightmare with its sprawling highways and eternal traffic jams. But if you think it's bad today, think about what it must have been

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Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

  Santa Monica-based architecture firm Daly Genik teamed with a local nonprofit agency to redevelop this low-rise apartment complex at an entrance to the I-10 freeway in downtown Santa Monica. The

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6 Ways Artists Are Recycling Guns for Peace

6 Ways Artists Are Recycling Guns for Peace

Transforming Arms into Tools, Mozambique Since 1995, The Christian Council of Mozambique has managed a program that offers tools (such as bicycles, sewing machines and hoes) to those who bring in their

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12-Acre Grand Park Set to Open This Weekend in Downtown Los Angeles

12-Acre Grand Park Set to Open This Weekend in Downtown Los Angeles

After two years of construction a 12 acre strip of downtown Los Angeles has been transformed into a multi-functional green space dubbed Grand Park - and it's set to open to the public this weekend!

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Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

The 640 square foot home packs in a bevy of green building features. Starting on the exterior, a rainwater capturing system harvests rainwater from the roof for landscape irrigation. That same roof has a

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Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous, has long been an advocate of sustainable designs that only look great, but are also affordable for everyone. In the case of the C6 prefab, Joaquin and LivingHomes’

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UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

A new UCLA study demonstrates that climate change could cause temperatures throughout the Los Angeles region to rise by 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-century. These results could mean a tripling of

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Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans - Inhabitat is reporting live today from Dwell on Design 2012, the West Coast's largest design event! We're scouring the floor of the LA Convention Center and checking

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

Photos © Evelyn Lee Local Waste Management helped to coordinate the deconstruction of the existing structure, donating 60 tons of reusable materials to Habitat for Humanity to be sold in their

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Sculptural Lago Vista House in Los Angeles is Bathed in Soft Natural Light

Sculptural Lago Vista House in Los Angeles is Bathed in Soft Natural Light

Designed to blend with the native grasses, the small zen-like home is nonetheless a striking feature of the dramatic landscape without being to overbearing. It is oriented to maximize views of the nearby

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Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles made eco-history, by enacting a citywide ban on plastic bags. The vote, which passed through the L.A. City Council, made Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban

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Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Why do cloudy European countries produce so much more solar energy than the United States? Because countries like Germany, for example, have programs that require local utility companies to buy solar

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Paige Smith’s Paper Geodes Add Sparkle to Nondescript Los Angeles Buildings

Paige Smith’s Paper Geodes Add Sparkle to Nondescript Los Angeles Buildings

Paige Smith prefers to express her point of view through 3D paper sculptures instead of traditional paint. Her finished works represent mineral formations like crystals, quartz, and especially geodes. But

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Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Mabona’s intricate origami evolved from his obsession with folding paper airplanes as a child. For the Japanese American National Museum show, the artist chose to tackle the issue of money and the

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Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

While rapper Ice Cube is certainly known for his lyrical stylings, what you may not know is that he studied architectural drafting before he got big. He also has a deep appreciation for design - and he

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Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Many of the entrepreneurial minds at the conference are looking to create sustainable solutions, and the finalists from OG25 green start-up competition were no exception. Every one of the the 25 start-ups

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