Paris redesigns its famous squares to make them pedestrian and bike friendly

April 14, 2016 by  
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Scientists have finally made a substance that’s even stronger than graphene

April 14, 2016 by  
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Much like in comic books, scientists are on an endless quest to discover or create the strongest, most durable substance possible. Theories about how to go about that have long circulated, but nobody has been able to overcome the challenge—until now. A team of Austrian researchers has finally worked out a way to stabilize what they are calling the strongest of all known materials , an exotic form of carbon called carbyne . Read the rest of Scientists have finally made a substance that’s even stronger than graphene

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Toronto plans to use its urban freeway as the roof of a massive park

December 9, 2015 by  
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The undersides of highway overpasses are usually dank and dirty no man’s lands, rife with the stench of things we’d rather not smell. Urban developers in many cities, like Madrid, Seoul, and Seattle , are removing the offending structures, and re-developing the areas into green zones, perfect for cyclists and pedestrians. In Toronto , which seems to have more than its share of vocal pro-car citizens , the solution is going to look a little different. Instead of demolishing the Gardiner Expressway, an enormous raised highway which divides most of Toronto from its gorgeous lakefront property, the City plans to use the highway as a roof for a giant extended park. Read the rest of Toronto plans to use its urban freeway as the roof of a massive park

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Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

December 26, 2014 by  
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Every year you come across those stories that warm your heart and lift your spirits. Whether it involves a tough old lady who refused to back down to developers or a teenager with a brilliant idea that could save the oceans , they’re the kind of stories that give you hope for the future of society. This year we saw stories about a kayak instructor who built his own woodland home for just $11,000 and a round-up of DIY homes that anyone can build on the cheap. Hamburg announced plans to become car-free in the near future and a group of 16-year old girls from Ireland showed the world how to improve crop yields . Check out the stories and tell us which one inspires you most. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 inhabitat stories , affordable eco-friendly homes , Angelika Fritsch , Émer Hickey , biochemistry , Boyan Slat , Brian Schulz , car free , cheap home designs , Ciara Judge , cleaning the oceans , cleaning the pacific , Climate Change , cycle path , Derek Diedricksen , DIY homes , DIY houses , eco-friendly homes , eco-travel , Edith Macefield , food security , garbage patch , gentrification fight Seattle , gentrification Seattle , gentrification US cities , global food crisis , Google Science Fair , Grünes Netz , green interiors , Green Network , how to build a house , increased crop yield , Inhabitat inspiring stories , Inhabitat top stories , Irish teenagers win Google Science Fair 2014 , Japanese Forest House , Japanese inspired home , macy miller , most inspiring inhabitat stories , nitrogen fixing , Ocean Cleanup Array , old lady folk hero Seattle , pacific garbage patch , plastic fibres , plastic foodchain , plastic recycling , Recycled Materials , resilient design , Rural Studios , salvaged wood , sea level rise , seattle architecture , Seattle landmarks , Seattle shopping mall , self-built houses , social responsibility , Sophie Healy-Thow , Steve Areen , symbiotic relationship , The Ocean Cleanup Foundation , tiny home , tiny homes , tiny homes under $20k , top inhabitat stories , urban parks , urban planning , wooden shelter , woodland dwelling , world hunger

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Chicago Unveils Ambitious Plan to Extend Riverwalk Park

October 9, 2012 by  
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Solar-Powered La Muna House Renovated with a Rich Palette of Reclaimed Materials in Colorado

October 9, 2012 by  
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City in the Sky: Futuristic Flower Towers Soar Above Modern Metropolises

June 5, 2012 by  
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STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

May 25, 2012 by  
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Artist Gad Weil Turns Champs Elysees into Green Boulevard

July 16, 2010 by  
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We didn’t think Paris could get any more beautiful, but a recent installation on the Champs Elysees proves that the city of lights is a stir pot for stunning things constantly in flux. Artist Gad Weil recently hit the streets of the city with an amazing installation that transformed the famed boulevard into an incredible stretch of greenery. Dubbed “Nature Capitale,” Weil’s work of art took 8,000 parcels – totaling 323,000 square feet of land – and covered them with lush plant life

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Top 6 Stunning Green Pavilions at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

April 27, 2010 by  
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