One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit creating the open source plans and DIY foundations for a global network of conservation cooperatives.
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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 December 23, 2018 edition (#300) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:07
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:52
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:42
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:34
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:21
One Community is open sourcing conservation cooperatives 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 continued design updates to the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly instructions. The focus this week was testing the new wall design in 3D and making update suggestions. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 28th week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week’s focus was another round of new nail stress tests. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also completed her 29th week volunteering and now helping with the Earthbag Village Materials and Costs. This week she did more work on the Tropical Atrium materials quantities, prices, and buying options. She also further developed the single-dome cost analysis and quantity calculations, some of which you can see here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #142 from Dean. His focus this week was beginning the process of modeling all the new designs in 3D. You can see the beginnings of this work here.
And Elizabeth Kahn (Environmental Consultant) completed her 3rd week researching and writing the content for the most sustainable toilet options. This week she wrote the first draft for the tutorial sharing the results of all her past two weeks of research. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is open sourcing conservation cooperatives 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 developing the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Design page. This week we created and added new preliminary design imagery and finished the parts and calculation processes for the Cost Analysis sections. You can see some of this work here.
Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 109th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was finishing updating all the layers and adding the final missing lights for the Dining Dome main wall, Social Dome, and Living Dome rooms. You can see some of this work here.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Designs) also completed their 3rd week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week they started integrating and testing in 3D all the furniture, floor patterning, and color selections discussed since the last update. You can see some of this work here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey(Civil Engineer) also continued updating the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs details by adding the pipe cost analysis for the Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Design. You can see some of this work here.
And James Herrigel (Student Researcher) also completed his 3rd week researching the best, safest, and most sustainable paints, carpet, and other building materials by researching the W.E.L.L. Standards system. He identified which components are applicable to our project, identified resources, and completed about 75% of his full review and report. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is open sourcing conservation cooperatives 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 adding more content to the open source Apiary page. We rebuilt the menus, added in two new resource and book sections, and finished the section on checking local codes. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is building the foundations for how humanity creates a sustainable world 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. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
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:
One Community is open sourcing conservation cooperatives 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 continued the process of fixing our database structure and testing our corrections. What you see here are some screenshots of the fixes still needing to be addressed on our staging site.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 10th week as part of the marketing team. This week he researched keywords for four more of our top-level food-related pages: Goats, Rabbits, Chickens, and finishing the research for the Apiary Bee Yard.
In addition to this, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Jordan Miller (Web Developer), and Tyler Calvert (Full-stack Software Engineer) continued developing the software. This week the team completed the ability to assign teams and projects to users, added the ability for users to manage their social links, added the ability for admins to manage user’s admin links, fixed the issue of multiple submit calls being issued to the server, wrote unit test cases for the leaderboard and header components, and refactored the complete form component. You can see some of this work here.
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