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Treepedia - An awesome assistant for city greening

Using Google Street View, this project from MIT shows where cities need to do more planting. A new project called Treepedia uses an algorithm and Google Street View to map trees in cities, making it possible to see the stark differences in greenery between streets and cities as a whole. In the first stage of the project, the researchers mapped greenery in 12 cities. Green dots on each map indicate higher ...

22 Feb 4:38 PM 0 Read More...

The First Fertile Newspaper "The Mainichi Shimbusha"

In Japan, one of the most famous national dailies invented a one hundred percent sustainable newspaper, "The Mainichi ". You can rip up the paper into small pieces, plant it in a regular flower pot, water it and in a few days – “poof” you got a new plant. This invention is called “Green Newspaper” and was invented by the publisher of the famous Japanese daily, The Mainichi Shimbunsha. How th...

09 Feb 4:15 PM 0 Read More...

‘The Waste Bench’ - Trash And Treasure The Game

Eindhoven Design Academy graduate Wouter Vastenow looks at how cleaning up the streets can be changed from a chore to an inviting game for people passing by. With the ‘De Afvalbank’ or ‘The Waste Bench’, Vastenow attempts to make cleaning up the streets fun. The bench acts like a regular piece of street furniture, with a clever extra feature. Kick a piece of rubbish into the slot in the base and it will ...

27 Jan 11:04 AM 0 Read More...

"Farm from a Box" to solve food security problem

A startup from USA "Farm from a Box" is taking a different approach: a simple tool kit that can help anyone start a tech-enabled farm and grow food efficiently themselves to solve the problem of food security. With a simple installation, it can generate solar, collects rain, and powers a drip irrigation system. In a year, you can feed your whole neighborhood. Farm from a Box built in a modified shipping conta...

11 Jan 11:34 AM 0 Read More...

Tesla Solar Rooftop Project is coming to town

The solar roofing comes in four distinct styles that Tesla presented at the event, including “Textured Glass Tile,” “Slate Glass Tile,” “Tuscan Glass Tile, and “Smooth Glass Tile.” Each of these achieves a different aesthetic look, but all resembled fairly closely a current roofing material style. Each is also transparent to solar, but appears opaque when viewed from an angle. “The future is going...

15 Dec 12:05 PM 0 Read More...

Finland's new education reform to get rid of all school subjects

Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. In international ratings, it’s always in the top ten. However, the authorities there aren’t ready to rest on their laurels, and they’ve decided to carry through a real revolution in their school system. According to Finnish officials, there will no longer be any classes in physics, math, literature, history, or geography...

17 Nov 11:41 AM 0 Read More...

HK - Dream Starter I 2016 - 2017

DreamStarter is a new community initiative that makes dream projects initiated by primary school students come true, through raising awareness, mentoring, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing support. All projects aim to bring real changes to the community through innovative solutions from various perspectives including social, environmental, technology and more. Schools participating DreamStarter Program are taking...

16 Nov 5:00 PM 0 Read More...

The ‘World’s First Underground Park’ in New York

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer have announced New York City’s first official approval of the Lowline project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. As the first major step in making the project a reality, the approval will help to create the world’s first underground park, a community-oriented public and cultural space that will become both ...

14 Sep 4:18 PM 0 Read More...