Artist Crochet-Bombs NYC’s Astor Place Cube Sculpture (Video)

October 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: via Animal New York In big, gritty cities, ‘bombing’ things with soft yarns is all the rage. From crocheted bikes to knitted plant pockets , “yarn bombing” is a way for citydwellers and guerilla artists alike to make their mark with something else other than spray paint, while also livening up a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Pictures: Living Map of Central Park, a Bike with Metal Tires, and More (Slideshow)

September 30, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger We’ve featured a lot of vertical gardens on TreeHugger, many of them superb but none quite like this one, grown as a living map of New York’s Central Park. We also have a bike with innovative metal wheels, avant-garde DIY fall harvest decor, a play ground that looks like a deep sea monster, watermelon and tomato gazpacho ice cream, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Design Your Own ‘Hutopolis’ at Beijing Design Week

September 21, 2011 by  
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Image: Hutopolis . Praised by Prince Charles for their sustainable features, Beijing’s traditional hutong alley neighborhoods are now the stars of a SimCity -like interactive game being showcased at Beijing Design Week . Its creators hope letting exhibit visitors imagine thei… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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MIT Researchers Launch Software To Help Plan Cities Better — Using Social Network Analysis

September 7, 2011 by  
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Image: Screengrab from Urban Network Analysis (UNA) toolbox tutorial video It’s been estimated that 50 percent of the world’s population now lives in cities, with another two billion expected to move to already overcrowded urban areas in the next twenty years. The pressures of rapid urbanization often mean that careful urba… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The NYC Nomad: Man Couchsurfs Different Neighborhoods, While Working Full-Time

September 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: Neighborhoodr! New Yorker Ed Casabian has embarked on an interesting social experiment of sorts. After a rough breakup with a longtime girlfriend in 2010, Casabian realized that he was happiest when travelling — so he decided to travel all over, but right in the city limits of the five boroughs. So for the last 15 months Casabian has been staying in a different neighborhood, with a different host, every week — while working full-time. Calling himself ” The NYC Nomad ,” Casabian has been docume… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Artist Transforms Stuffy Old Lace Into Fantastic Street Art (Photos)

August 30, 2011 by  
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Photos: NeSpoon (via Behance) If you associate hoodie-concealed men sporting spray cans with street art, think again. Think crocheted bicycles , yarn bombing and random acts of planting . To be sure, traditional urban art is dominated by men. But the last decade has seen the ri… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A Green Roof is Evolving at the Museum of London

August 24, 2011 by  
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Photo: B.Alter As part of the Museum of London ‘s massive refurbishment, they have begun to install an ambitious green roof on the top of the building. This will be a long-term research and demonstration project, rather than the sexy public spaces that we have seen on other buildings. By having a number of different habitats, it will show the diversity that green roofs can have. There are plans for wildflower meadows, wetland areas, bluebell wood and planted walls. All using recycled materials from the existing roof. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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MIT Student Remaps Paris Based on Travel Time & Carbon Footprint

August 23, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Xiaoji Chen I’ve traveled through Paris via bicycle, public transportation and even the occasional car. So when I saw Xiaoji Chen’s original maps of the city, I didn’t see them as distorted- they made perfect sense. Chen’s maps redraw Paris based not on physical distance between points, but on the travel time between them for each mode of transport. In victories for the green travelers, getting through the city’s dense center was quickest on bicycle, followed by the metro system. Chen didn’t stop there: she then factored in the carbon footprint necessary to ge… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bike-Powered Mobile Library Brings Books To Portland’s Homeless

August 19, 2011 by  
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Photos: Street Books For most of us, easy access to books and libraries is something we take for granted. For the homeless though, it can be difficult to gain access to reading material in a library, much less signing up for a library card to take books out. In an effort to provide books to “people who live outside,” Portland’s Street Books project was started earlier this summer by artist, writer and “street librarian” Laura Moulton , who lends out books from a pedal-powered library cart…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fun With Subway Commuting: Riders Zip Down Playground Slide to Enter Dutch Metro Station (Video)

August 6, 2011 by  
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Screenshot from NOS Nieuws video. Let’s face it: Even on the nicest, newest subway or bus system, commuting is typically a bit of a grind. One metro station in the

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