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Contemporist 2014-12-26 23:16:51
Future Studio designed the Wrap House in Hiroshima, Japan. Design: Future Studio Photography by Toshiyuki Yano


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Climate Progress 2014-12-21 16:41:31
CREDIT: shutterstock With diplomatic relations warming between the U.S. and Cuba, oil and gas companies may train their sights on what’s off Cuba’s coast — large oil reserves. Right now Cuba produces just over 50,000 barrels per day of oil and relies on Venezuela for around another 100,000 bpd. However with Venezuela’s economy reeling from the staggering drop in oil prices …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-22 02:00:00
[ By WebUrbanist in Boutique & Art Hotels & Travel. ] Modular, stackable and robust, these cargo containers may not look like much on the outside but provide surprisingly refined accommodations inside and can be packed and shipped cheaply and easily around the world to meet different …


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Next American City 2014-12-22 11:00:00
(Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP) We like a judgy list as much as the next guy and so, in that not-quite-holiday spirit, we decided to compile and rank the most influential urban trends of 2014. From the inspiring demonstrations in cities across the U.S., to well-intentioned traffic interventions that don’t quite get the job done, to the significantly less well-intentioned antics of …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 17:07:11
CREDIT: shutterstock Earlier this month, PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, proposed a distributed solar generation fee that could cost new solar installers $30 a month to connect to the grid. PNM considers the fee to be part of a greater “fairness issue” in which customers with rooftop solar systems aren’t paying their share of the fixed costs needed to maintain …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 17:00:10
John Coleman, a co-founder of The Weather Channel, tells Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that global warming is a hoax. CREDIT: Fox News Screenshot This year was a big one for environment and climate news. America moved to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants for the first time. China entered into a historic climate deal with the U.S., and 100 governments signed …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 19:58:21
Cold weather is necessary to continue annual NHL events like the Winter Classic, the league highlighted in an environmental report released earlier this year. CREDIT: AP The National Hockey League is going carbon neutral. On Thursday, the professional ice hockey league said it would buy enough renewable energy credits to completely offset its carbon footprint during the 2014-2015 season — an estimated …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 19:39:41
CREDIT: shutterstock Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made no secret of his disdain for taking action against climate change. Before buckling to international pressure earlier this month and contributing to the Green Climate Fund, a global mechanism to fund clean energy development, he’d done nothing but rollback regulations and diminish incentives. On Monday he said his main anti-climate success this …


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Next American City 2014-12-24 13:30:00
The 400 block of K Street in Northwest Washington, D.C., got quite a bit taller in 2014. (Photo by Payton Chung) Remember when we asked you to send us photos of the changes you saw happening in your city? Well, we’ve gone through the pictures and arrived at a small collection that we believe helps tell the story of cities in …


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Developments - WSJ 2014-12-24 13:29:53
The aging of the Baby Boom generation combined with the flood of capital into commercial real estate is driving up the costs of properties that cater to senior living.


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-24 18:01:26
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Churches are scrawled with ephemeral graffiti, public squares transmit profound messages and trees come to life with the moving heads of Cambodian deities when artists use digital projectors to transmit imagery onto urban surfaces. These 10 artists …


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Next American City 2014-12-24 16:40:00
Christmas Village at Love Park (Photo by Paul Gargagliano) As Mary Chapin Carpenter once sang, it’s Christmas time in the city. With that in mind, we sent photographer Paul Gargagliano out into the twinkling Philadelphia streets to capture a taste of the holiday glow. Paul’s job wasn’t only to photograph the city’s holiday makeover ? we also wanted him to investigate …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-25 02:00:31
[ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] No worries about anyone invading your personal space when you’re wearing this intricate 3D-printed dress, which extends animatronic spider-inspired arms when it senses another person’s presence nearby. ‘Spider Dress 2.0′ by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht responds with defensive gestures …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-25 18:00:24
[ By WebUrbanist in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Founded by futurists to engage in truly long-term thinking, the Long Now Foundation is best known to many for Long Bets or its recent placement of a Rosetta Disk on a comet, but the organization has an array …


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