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Added 31 August, 2022

Twelve homes in a resettlement community for climate change survivors opened their doors to new owners in New Isle, Louisiana. The 515-acre property is a former sugar farm paid for with a $48 million grant from the US Department of Housing. Most residents are members of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation, which has seen almost all of its 700...

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Added 16 February, 2022

A new residential building on Manhattan's west side has been built with thousands of tons of demolition waste. Created by Dutch company StoneCycling, the recycled bricks contain 60% waste, including ceramic toilet bowls, roof tiles, and steel. "The West" was designed by Concrete, the Dutch architecture firm behind Citizen M hotels in New York,...

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Added 13 February, 2022

Construction has started on an air hub in England which will act as a base for police and delivery drones. The facility, known as Air One, is being built in Coventry ahead of a demonstration event later this year. Backers said sites like around the world could eventually host electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as air taxis and...

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Added 6 February, 2022

Realtors need not worry that rising oceans will hurt home sales, at least if the village of Fairbourne in Wales is an example. Scientists believe that this small town will probably be underwater by 2054 thanks to climate change, yet home sales are booming. After 2054, the village seawall will no longer be maintained, leaving it entirely...

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Added 18 December, 2021

New York's Jacob K Javits Convention Center has been home to the largest green roof in NYC Since 2014. Now, the venue has added a one-acre farm that is already supplying ingredients to its kitchens, cutting the use of fossil fuels and carbon emissions. The farm is expected to provide 40,000 fruits and vegetables annually and has already...

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Added 7 July, 2021

the UK city of Leicester is installing a network of bee bus stops. It consists of 30 bus stop roofs topped with a mix of wildflowers and plants favored by bees and other pollinating insects whose numbers have been in decline in recent years. These green hubs are essentially bus stops with grass and wildflowers on their roofs that aim to...

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Added 19 February, 2021

We've written about wooden skyscrapers before, and now the trend is growing. Costing 90 million euros ($109 million) to build, the timber tower will be constructed from the engineered wood known as cross-laminated timber, which allows builders to erect tall towers that use far less steel and concrete than traditional skyscrapers. Called WoHo...

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Added 18 June, 2020

After extensive research, the team implemented key structural changes, including the world’s first new-construction installation of Canada-based MAD Elevator Inc.’s Toe-To-Go (T2G) elevator system, which utilizes foot-activated call buttons for a hands-free elevator experience. The building will also be among the first multi-story office...

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Added 22 March, 2020

A technology company in the city of Hefei, west of Shanghai, has attracted more than 100 orders for its holographic lift buttons as Chinese look for ways to avoid touching surfaces that may harbour the Covid-19 virus. The device works by projecting an image of buttons in the air, and allowing users to “touch” them. The maker, Easpeed, says it...

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Added 13 May, 2019

Airbnb is pushing further into the hotel space — this time with New York’s Rockefeller Plaza. The homesharing app launched a partnership on Monday with New York realty giant RXR Realty to turn part of an iconic Manhattan building into a hotel. Offered exclusively through Airbnb’s global platform, the initiative targets business travelers...