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[im]possible living is going to San Francisco !

We were selected for the second round of LLGA!

What is LLGA ?
LLGA – Living Lab Global Awards, is an initiative responsible for the development of pilot projects regarding sustainable living and solutions for problems in the city.

LLGA tries to improve the world and the quality of life in the city by supporting and facilitating the challenge of the startups that have the same approach. They can design and develop new technologies and business models to improve the everyday life of the cities and to solve current problems. Their aim is to connect municipalities and companies that offer innovative products and services.
Through the annual competition LLGA Cities pilot the future, the main cities of the world are called in a first step on the web platform to express their main problems.
Once the first step was closed, the competition opened to all products suppliers and worldwide services, who could offer their solutions to the problems mentioned above on the same platform. The participation level was enormous.
There are 22 cities, for a total population of 200 million inhabitants: here are some of the cities with their urgent problems that were (rightly) called to the competition opportunities for innovation.
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Treasure Island, San Francisco, US

by lostlosangeles, a view of Tresure Island in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay

Treasure Island sits in the middle of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge and exemplifies the rapid cycling of American progress and dereliction.
This artificial island was first created as part of the Golden Gate International Expo in 1936 and 1937, planned for and used as an airport for Pan American World Airways flying boats. During WWII it became part of the Treasure Island Naval Base and mainly served as an electronics and communication training school for WWII.

In the recent years the navy base was closed and now the island belongs to the City and County of San Francisco. A development project has been approved to convert the island in a self-sustaining area and now waits to be realized, even though the actual plan was delayed and first activities are expected by 2012.
In the meanwhile Tresure Island sits as a half abandoned testament to wartime construction. These boarded up buildings serve as reminders.

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