Friday, June 08, 2007

The Future... Captain's Log Stardate 2007.

In May, Urban Re:Vision a San Francisco-based international competition created by Archiventure founder Stacey Frost, announced the winners of Re:Volt, the first of five planned jury competitions designed to “create the national prototype of sustainable urban living.”

Yup, I cut and pasted that because it was a mouthful.

Bottom line, if you want to have some fun on a Friday with “out of the box thinking” on alternative energy technologies and scenarios, check out this piece from the Flex Your Power blog.

I have to admit, I was a little thrown by the idea of using helium balloons with solar panels to “capture the kinetic energy of commuters in energy-harvesting floors,” but the rest of the stuff makes a little more sense (in a completely “out there,” impossible to implement sort of way).

This is our future in California, though. Once we have legislated ourselves into a corner, these types of things might not sound so far-fetched.

Volt Competition Winners Challenge Us to Rethink Urban Development []