Why not build communities as a path to global peace? The technology and sustainable resources exist to supply every person what they need to live healthy and happy lives. If we create this as a self-replicating model, it seems like a logical path to global peace. One Community is doing this and including (and open sourcing) the food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic structure, social architecture, fulfilled living models, global stewardship practices, and more to make it possible.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the June 2nd, 2019 edition (#323) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
COMMUNITIES AS A PATH TO GLOBAL PEACE INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @8:00
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:04
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:29
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:57
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:23
COMMUNITIES AS A PATH TO GLOBAL PEACE SUMMARY: @14:37
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One Community is open sourcing communities as a path to global peace through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
This week the core team started research on sustainable insulation options. Denim batts, sheep’s wool batts, and airkrete were the most sustainable we found. More detailed research is coming.
The core team working with Brian Gilb (Project Management Professional – PMP) also made more additions to the work breakdown structure for the Earthbag Village and finished the work breakdown structure for the Duplicable City Center and energy components.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) finished week #161 working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week he started designing the main entryway, corners, and South wall.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 53rd week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week Shadi created the new Procurement List design shown here.
One Community is open sourcing communities as a path to global peace through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week the core team continued with week 11 of our research into lake and water retention landscape creation as an alternative source of water for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Designs. This week’s focus was more work on the contour dam designs and starting the ridge point dam designs, some of which you can see here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) added the Duplicable City Center sprinkler system pipe details and the fitting specifications and quantities, prices, and images & source urls to the Duplicable City Center Costs spreadsheet.
James Herrigel (Student Researcher) completed his 20th and final week researching sustainable materials for the Most Sustainable Adhesives page. This week’s focus was researching and adding specific products to the Bostik products section, as shown here.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Design Pros) completed their 23rd week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week’s focus was outdoor flooring and railing colors and options and sunrise and cupola patio furniture.
Yuqiao Zhang (Architectural Designer/Drafter) completed his 2nd week helping finalize the City Center AutoCAD and SketchUp files. This week’s focus was updating the library furniture in AutoCAD and adding the dirt-catching grills in SketchUp and AutoCAD. You can see some of this work here.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with week 4th working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he worked on the building occupancy schedules, input the lighting loads, and calculated the estimated hot water usage based on American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).
And Zeyu Zhu (Mechanical Engineer) also completed his 3rd week increasing the capacity and finalizing the rainwater catchment designs for the City Center. This week he ran calculations and cost analysis for the downspouts comparing rectangular and round designs in 3″ and 4″ sizes.
One Community is open sourcing communities as a path to global peace through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week the core team continued developing the mindmap of the permaculture process. We’ll be sharing this as part of the Open Source Permaculture Design page.
One Community is open sourcing communities as a path to global peace through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
This week the core team continued working on the redesign of the Ultimate Classroom. This week we designed the reading room and removable partition walls, redesigned the separation wall, and set storage location for the movable walls. We also resized the bathrooms, moved bathroom doors, and placed items in the computer classroom. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is open sourcing communities as a path to global peace through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week the core team rebuilt our One Community Pledge page to include overviews and better explanations of all our values. You can see some of these updates here.
Brian Gilb (Project Management Professional – PMP) also continued with his 7th week of updating our business plan and project management strategy. This week’s focus was initial outlining of our target volunteer market for the marketing plan and starting the project charter for the Highest Good Network software.
Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) created a video and written tutorial for how to run specific Google Grants reports and solve problems with Google Ads.
Then Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) continued with his 31st week as part of the marketing team by applying Jin’s tutorial and updating several AdWords campaigns that Google had flagged and paused.
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