Urban Exodus

Sustainable eco-islands gain ground as the antithesis to pollution & city sprawl
Implications - Natural and manmade islands are emerging as hubs for sustainable living for climate refugees and environmentalists who are tired of pollution. Manmade islands are formed from human waste products, while natural islands make the most of their temperate climates (and the eco tourism boom) with abundant solar and wind power.
SCORE: 4.4
Warm Top 6 Examples: 207,300 Total Clicks Jan 09 - Oct 09
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Floating Island Boats - Wally and Hermes Yacht WHY 58x38 is More Island Than Yacht
SCORE: 7
Viral 161,975 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 09
Floating Island Boats
Wally and Hermes Yacht WHY 58x38 is More Island Than Yacht
You’d think the best yacht on the market would look like a boat, right? Wrong! Introducing the latest in must have yachts, the Wally and Hermes Yacht WHY 58x38 (on account of its length and breadth). This… [More]
Eco-Island Homes - The Architectural Island House by Iroje KHM Architects
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 17,287 Clicks Pub: Oct 8, 09
Eco-Island Homes
The Architectural Island House by Iroje KHM Architects
This architectural island house is floating on river confronting the graceful, natural landscape located in Gapyunggun, Gyeounggi-do, Korea. The shape of the building allows it to blend-in with the surrounding… [More]
Movable Islands - Spiral Island is an Oasis That Floats on Recycled Plastic Bottles
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 8,502 Clicks Pub: May 26, 09
Movable Islands
Spiral Island is an Oasis That Floats on Recycled Plastic Bottles
Spiral Island is both an incredibly unique and impressive idea: the concept is simple, just build a floating island and live on it. The first floating island made by Spiral Island was torn apart during… [More]
Sustainable Islands - Bonaire is 100% Sustainable Caribbean Eco-Paradise
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 5,762 Clicks Pub: Jan 29, 09
Sustainable Islands
Bonaire is 100% Sustainable Caribbean Eco-Paradise
It’s places like the island of Bonaire that make me think that my pristine paradise is out there somewhere. This island within the Netherlands Antilles will be the first in the Caribbean to run on 100%… [More]
Manmade Islands from Trash - Turning a Gyre of Junk Into a Revitalized Ecosystem
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 10,061 Clicks Pub: Jan 4, 09
Manmade Islands from Trash
Turning a Gyre of Junk Into a Revitalized Ecosystem
There's a gyre in the Pacific Ocean whose converging currents have created a sea of trash and junk that is twice the size of Texas. University of British Columbia student Michael Barton proposed in his… [More]
Clean-Powered Islands - Tuvalu Shoots for 100% Renewable Energy by 2020
SCORE: 2.1
Mild 3,713 Clicks Pub: Jul 19, 09
Clean-Powered Islands
Tuvalu Shoots for 100% Renewable Energy by 2020
The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has set some bold goals in terms of energy efficiency: Tuvalu aims to be 100% powered by renewable energy by 2020. Tuvalu has been in the news before with regards to… [More]