Public Green

Eco-friendly urban streetlights becoming major part of city planning
Implications - Both city planners and eco-focused designers are looking for different ways green elements can be infused into public spaces, and one option is through eco-friendly streetlights and lampposts. Ranging from street lamps designed to absorb solar power to those that require kinetic energy to turn on, these green designs appeal to eco-conscious consumers and also set the tone for upcoming innovations in public planning and urban design.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 60,141 Total Clicks Mar 11 - Feb 12
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Arboreal Eco Lampposts - KiBiSi Street Lights Treat Urban Illuminators Like Trees
SCORE: 6.1
V. Hot 19,978 Clicks Pub: Sep 5, 11
Arboreal Eco Lampposts
KiBiSi Street Lights Treat Urban Illuminators Like Trees
It's all well to employ biomimicry in the design of functional objects, but it's a rarity to then interact with such creations in any way resembling the organic original's use. These solar KiBiSi Street… [More]
Broadleaf Urban Generators - The uTree Concept Soaks Up the Sun and Supplies the City Grid
SCORE: 6.4
Hot 10,641 Clicks Pub: Feb 13, 12
Broadleaf Urban Generators
The uTree Concept Soaks Up the Sun and Supplies the City Grid
This definitely isn't the first arboreal-inspired eco generator, but the uTree Urban Photovoltaic Tree comes with a crop of compelling concepts. Xabier Perez de Arenaza envisions his invention doing more… [More]
Leafy Resource Reapers - Mango by Adam Miklosi Makes Efficient Use of the Sun and Falling Rain
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 6,907 Clicks Pub: Feb 14, 12
Leafy Resource Reapers
Mango by Adam Miklosi Makes Efficient Use of the Sun and Falling Rain
The experimentation and design of green generators is on the rise as engineers strive to render human societies more ecologically sustainable. Mango by Adam Miklosi is a shining example of a remarkably… [More]
Fitness-Powered Lampposts - Energyme Streetlights Promote Exercise and Eco Values
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 9,511 Clicks Pub: Nov 3, 11
Fitness-Powered Lampposts
Energyme Streetlights Promote Exercise and Eco Values
The Western population is quite good at consuming and seldom expending but through concepts like these Energyme Streetlights, society can kill two birds with one stone. Physical exercise and energy consumption… [More]
Swing-Powered Light Posts - The Giraffe Street Lamp Generates Kinetic Energy
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 3,859 Clicks Pub: Feb 22, 12
Swing-Powered Light Posts
The Giraffe Street Lamp Generates Kinetic Energy
The Giraffe Street Lamp is an eco-friendly light source that is powered by children as well as the young at heart. Although it looks like a giant chair at first with its back support and four legs, the… [More]
Treelike Urban Turbines - NL Architects' Power Flowers Give Wind Energy a Suburban Aesthetic
SCORE: 2.5
Mild 9,245 Clicks Pub: Mar 5, 11
Treelike Urban Turbines
NL Architects' Power Flowers Give Wind Energy a Suburban Aesthetic
Wind farms form a phenomenal system by which to harness the renewable resource in gusty uninhabited regions, but NL Architects' Power Flowers offer a way to bring such contraptions into cities without… [More]