Inhabitat's Week in Green: slim skyscrapers, electric vehicles and the machine that lays brick roads


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Inhabitat's Week in Green: slim skyscrapers, electric vehicles and the machine that lays brick roads
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.

It's been a monumental week for green transportation as team Inhabitat hit the Los Angeles Auto Show to scope out the hottest up-and-coming eco vehicles - including the winner of the 2011 Green Car of the Year award, the Chevy Volt! We were also blown away the UK's first all-electric supercar while Honda announced plans to produce an all-electric version of its city-friendly Fit. Of course, clean green vehicles require a steady source of renewable fuel - which is where we were excited to see Washington DC install its first public EV charger while London announced plans to install 1,300 charging stations and Singapore fired up the world's largest biodiesel plant.

This week we also looked at several amazing upgrades to our built environment, starting with the Tiger-Stone - an automatic brick laying machine that rolls out roads like carpet. Meanwhile researchers revealed a new way to repair our crumbling concrete infrastructure using genetically modified bacteria, and Taiwan unveiled plans for several futuristic skyscrapers that are wrapped in greenery and powered by the sun.

Finally, this week we also brought you coverage of the latest and greatest green building technologies from one of the year's biggest green design shows - Greenbuild 2010. Speaking of high-tech green design, check out this handy solar charger shaped like a beetle and don't miss out on a chance to win a brand new Windows Phone 7!
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