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Detroit Plans to Downsize, Add Farms

March 12, 2010 / No Comments

Detroit is no more the industrial city it once was, and there can be no better proof than thousands of empty houses that litter the city. The city has over 33,000 empty houses and 90,000 vacant residential lots. As is clearly visible, those are huge numbers, and the city now plans to use such abandoned properties to create an urban ...

New Holland’s NH2: Taking the hydrogen fuel cell to the farms

March 12, 2009 / 2 Comments

At this point, the hydrogen fuel cell industry seems like the way to go when it comes to an emission-free future. But the concept is still a long way away both in terms of striking the technological and economic balance that is needed. However, that hasn't stopped the folks from New Holland in taking the revolutionary green technology to the ...

Dystopian Farm Stretches Into the Sky From the Heat of Manhattan

February 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

One of three finalists in this year's Evolo Skyscraper Competition, Eric Vergne's Dystopian Farm project is a spiraling biomorphic structure. A building that floors you with its structural integrity and the used methods that combine green solutions with modern urban life. Using the concept of vertical farming and blending with the vibrant design patterns, the blueprint provided by Eric is a ...

Green Prison Farms, or Learning Behind Bars

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

There's a green prison farm, the Cedar Creek Corrections Center, about 25 miles outside Olympia, the capital of Washington state, where inmates, murderers and elsewise, are being used to cultivate the green prison farms. [caption id="attachment_2425" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="A medium-security inmate at the Cedar Creek Corrections Center, uses a botanical keybook to identify moss as part of a forest conservation ...