Stockbox Drops Popup Shipping Container Groceries Into Food Deserts

September 9, 2011 by  
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Many parts of urban America are food deserts, defined as “a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.” (see a map of them here ) Stockbox is a clever attempt to ” fix the grocery gap in a neighborhood near you.” They repurpose shipping containers into popup grocery stores, and plan on dropping them in parking lots…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Osborn Architects Re-Imagines Paved Parking Lots as an Urban Forest

March 29, 2010 by  
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Sunny southern California is synonymous with transportation by car, but today as the auto industry struggles, there are large swaths of fallow concrete-covered expanses where car dealerships once thrived. In Glendale, California, a mile-long corridor known as the Brand Boulevard of Cars takes up over 33 acres for the exhibition, storage, and maintenance of new and used cars. Envisioning a better use for this prime real estate, Osborn Architects has a put forth a novel idea that would re-skin and re-purpose this area, essentially creating an urban forest out what is now a desolate wasteland.

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iSpotSwap iPhone App – Find Parking Fast, Switch Spots with Other Drivers

March 25, 2010 by  
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Image via iSpotSwap When it comes to parking, it pays to ride a bike. Usually you can lock it on to any tree or post without concern about finding a “parking spot.” But if you have to drive somewhere, especially in a crowded place, you could be wasting a lot of gas driving around for 15 minutes just to find a spot.

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Turning Gas Stations Into Green Spaces in Indonesia

December 5, 2009 by  
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A gas station in Indonesia.

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