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Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Are you stateside, but craving for a bit of European flavor? Well, look no further. If you’re one of the lucky few to be living on the west coast, get ready to see some orange - the Seeing Orange: Dutch

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San Francisco Bans Happy Meals!

San Francisco Bans Happy Meals!

San Francisco is known as the evergreen city with their composting, their hordes of EV charging stations and now word on the street is that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban toy

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San Francisco Announces Bike Sharing Program to Launch Next Year!

San Francisco Announces Bike Sharing Program to Launch Next Year!

Bay Area bike-lovers, rejoice -- a $7.9 million bike-sharing pilot project will roll out next year in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City! If all goes well, one thousand

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Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

The pavilion sits at the center of a 21-acre park surrounded by a soccer field, basketball courts, a playground, and a picnic area. Designed for various activities and capable of hosting multiple

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Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

LivingHomes collaborated with Kieran Timberlake to design the seven townhomes for the Presidio, making this their first foray into building multi-family residences. The project was developed by Forest

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West Coast Green 2010 Kicks Off Today!

West Coast Green 2010 Kicks Off Today!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green TODAY! We're thrilled to announce that one of our favorite green design events of the year kicks off today in San Francisco - West Coast Green! Each year this

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West Coast Green 2010 is Just One Week Away!

West Coast Green 2010 is Just One Week Away!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green next week! Heads up Bay Area architects, builders, and designers! One of our favorite design events of the year, West Coast Green, kicks off with a bang next week by

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LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

LEED Certified Forest City Opens This Week in SF’s Presidio

The Presidio is a kind of unique beast: once an army base, now a national park. Its managing foundation, The Presidio Trust, has been federally funded since its inception, but that funding has decreased

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LEED Gold Community Springs up in Hunters Point, SF

LEED Gold Community Springs up in Hunters Point, SF

Located along the highly anticipated Third Street Light Rail in San Francisco’s Bayview District, the project is part of a larger transit-oriented development that will set the precedent for future

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Warehouse in San Fran Retrofitted into Beautiful Loft

Warehouse in San Fran Retrofitted into Beautiful Loft

The original building dates back to the 1860s and is one of the first and most used port buildings in San Francisco, housing imports such as tea, coffee, rice and silk for nearly a century. The wear and

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The Tenderloin Project Opens Tonight in NYC

The Tenderloin Project Opens Tonight in NYC

Heads up New Yorkers - we're excited to announce that The Tenderloin Project, a very special art exhibit, will be opening tonight at the 99 Gallery in Brooklyn NY. This exhibit features the work of San

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AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick off This Weekend!

AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick off This Weekend!

Heads up San Francisco architecture fans! The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival is now in full gear, and this weekend marks the start of one of our favorite events - the San Francisco Living:

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Montara House Maximizes Sunlight on Foggy California Coast

Montara House Maximizes Sunlight on Foggy California Coast

The foggy Northern California coastline can sometimes put a damper on your spirit, but given the a chance to inhabit a house like the Montara House, you'd be sure to find a pick-me-up no matter what the

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West Coast Green 2010 Kicks off September 30th!

West Coast Green 2010 Kicks off September 30th!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green this month! Heads up Bay Area architects, designers, and green builders! West Coast Green 2010 will be taking San Francisco by storm this September with another

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American Samoa Becomes First U.S. Territory to Ban Plastic Bags

American Samoa Becomes First U.S. Territory to Ban Plastic Bags

With California's proposed statewide ban on plastic bags swept aside as collateral damage of the state's broken political system, American Samoa emerged as the first U.S. state or territory to ban plastic

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The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

Attention all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! We're thrilled to announce that next week marks the start of AIASF's 2010 Architecture and the City Festival! This month-long festival is one of our

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San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Transbay Transit Center!

San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Transbay Transit Center!

We've been eagerly following the development of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Terminal, and now we're excited to announce that the $4 billion project by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has just

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Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

This week, California lawmakers are meeting to discuss monumental legislation that could banish plastic bags once and for all from The Golden State. To raise awareness for this landmark move, a hundred

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Fragment Lights With an Earthy and Sophisticated Style

Fragment Lights With an Earthy and Sophisticated Style

Made with fragments found along the San Francisco shoreline, these beautiful lamps are a simple way to add some soft lighting to your living space. Designed by one of our favorite eco-design studios,

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California Assembly Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastic Grocery Bags

California Assembly Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastic Grocery Bags

Take a good look at that plastic supermarket bag sitting in your kitchen. If you live in California, it might soon be a relic of the past. The state Assembly voted 41 to 27 yesterday to to ban plastic

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Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

All of our patient waiting has finally paid off - the final design for San Francisco's new transit center was finally revealed last week! The San Francisco Transbay Transit Center is designed to hold 12

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San Francisco Launches First Crowd-Sourced Tree Census

San Francisco Launches First Crowd-Sourced Tree Census

Last week the city of San Francisco announced the first-ever tree census. Joined by the California Department of Forestry and the local nonprofit Friends of the Urban Forest, the city unveiled Urban

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San Francisco’s EcoCenter Opens This Sunday at Heron’s Head Park!

San Francisco’s EcoCenter Opens This Sunday at Heron’s Head Park!

The Heron's Head park project is the kind of thing that makes a social justice environmental activist's heart sing. Situated literally down the street from the Hunter's View projects (now undergoing major

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San Francisco Launching Largest Green Loan Program in U.S.

San Francisco Launching Largest Green Loan Program in U.S.

Good news for San Francisco-based property owners: the city has officially announced that GreenFinanceSF, the country's largest green loan program, will launch on April 12. The program allows property

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Stunning Zinc-Skinned Office Wins 2010 ZeroFootprint Award

Stunning Zinc-Skinned Office Wins 2010 ZeroFootprint Award

ZeroFootprint holds an annual competition for renovated buildings that showcase the most successful, holistic retrofitting projects of the year. This year's eco retrofit winner was just announced and it's

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Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

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

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San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Initiative Gets a Major Boost

San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Initiative Gets a Major Boost

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

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Toll Revenue May Be Used to Build Bay Bridge Bike Path

Toll Revenue May Be Used to Build Bay Bridge Bike Path

Ever wonder what all your highway tolls are used for? Well, if a bill proposed by California State Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) goes through, some of them might go towards a  bike path on the Bay

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San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

San Francisco Set to Lead the Electric Vehicle Revolution

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

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