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It's called Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, or OTEC, and the world's largest plant was dedicated in Hawaii on August 21. It produces renewable energy by using the temperature difference between the ocean's deep cold water and warm surface water.
15 hours ago   EcoWatch
Robert Krueger, writing in <em>Urban Land</em>, has compiled a list of the top 15 housing industry sources to follow on Twitter.
Jan 18, 2012   Urban Land
Is Stockholm the world capital of music? Richard Florida maps the geography of popular music using the announced lineup for the 2012 Coachella Music Festival.
Jan 17, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Robert Steuteville takes issue with a recent report on NPR's <em>Marketplace</em> by noted Economist Steven Levitt that concluded that driving while drunk is safer than walking while drunk.
Jan 16, 2012   Better! Cities & Towns
Joerg Haentzschel interviews the young architect Bjarke Ingels. Through offices now established in Copenhagen and New York, Ingels is slowly pushing his 'pragmatic utopian architecture' into the mainstream.
Jan 16, 2012   032C
A new study produced by an international team of scientists focuses on efforts to reduce the production of two shorter-term pollutants, rather than carbon dioxide, that drive climate change.
Jan 16, 2012   The Washington Post
2012 will be much like 2011. Experts see a long, grind-it-out recovery with only a few bright spots, but there are deals to be had.
Jan 15, 2012   Star Tribune
The average family paid 25% more in gas in 2011 than they did in 2010. With that trend expected to continue into the foreseeable future, the case for the importance of walkable neighborhoods will grow along with it.
Jan 14, 2012   PlaceShakers
Actor and global sexy man Ryan Gosling has brought his talents to the world of Architecture, or so it seems.
Jan 13, 2012   Archinect
Writing for the NY Times Sunday Review, Sarah Williams Goldhagen opines on the attraction of architects and urban designers to the design language of trees and other embodied metaphors.
Jan 13, 2012   The New York Times
Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones makes a strong argument for why ugly buildings deserve some love.
Jan 12, 2012   The Atlantic Cities