Curated Archive 2009

Sustainable Unit
2009 Semi-Finalist

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LOCATION:

Sustainable Urban Mobility
2009 Winner

This initiative includes the design of lightweight, highly efficient, electric vehicles, and encompasses the framework in which the technological innovations are integrated into the social and cultural environment by designing an intuitive and functional system.

Tensegrity-Based Structural Systems for Ecologically-Regenerative Urban Development Along Tropical Coastlines
2009 Semi-Finalist

ORGANIZATION NAME: Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology

LOCATION: New York City, USA

The Bamboo Institute
2009 Semi-Finalist

LOCATION: California, USA

SUMMARY: "The Bamboo Institute has developed a website as an online resource and is currently seeking resources to build and plant our first campus. The prize monies would be used to accomplish this.

The GCH4
2009 Semi-Finalist

LOCATION: New York City, USA

SUMMARY: The GCH4 is a toilet with a waterless, mechanical system for packaging and transport. It creates an urban infrastructure in which human waste becomes energy and fertilizer.

Water Harvesting to Promote Economic Sustainability
2009 Semi-Finalist

ORGANIZATION NAME:

LOCATION: West Africa

Watermill
2009 Semi-Finalist

ORGANIZATION NAME: Element Four

LOCATION: Canada

World Game Beta
2009 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY:
“I always say to myself, what is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment” —Buckminster Fuller

Your Own Democracy
2009 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY:"The proposal respectfully submitted to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge represents the conceptual intent of the initiative. YOUROWNDEMOCRACY.ORG is conceived to be a new non-partisan tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mandate is to implement, maintain, and continue to innovate the described system in this proposal.

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