Applied ethical community science approaches to global sustainability could regenerate our world and simultaneously address the greatest challenges of our generation. One Community is supporting this by creating open source and free-shared blueprints, tools, tutorials, and DIY instructions for all aspects of community creation and sustainability.
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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 April 15th, 2018 edition (#264) 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: @6:20
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:01
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:00
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:35
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:10
One Community is facilitating ethical community science 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 working with Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) continued working together creating and testing the different layout options shown here for the Compressed Earth Block Village parts of the 7-villages book we’re developing.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 3rd week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was building elements for the drawers pages 6.5.1 and 6.5.2 for the nightstands, as shown here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates. Here is update 109 of Dean’s work focused this week on trying to fix lighting reflection challenges caused by the stainless steel in the kitchen area.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 18th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished the two renders you see here focusing on the central Zone 17 play and relaxation area. These renders are now updated on the website also.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 4th week helping update our Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. What you see here are the four renders he finished creating this week. Three of these are now on the site and this 4th one showing a skate park will be added later as part of a collage of related images.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also joined the team and completed her 1st week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was developing the initial City Center basement and first floor estimation spreadsheet format and line items, some of which you can see here.
One Community is facilitating ethical community science 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 and Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer), continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 70th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was round 3 of updating the lighting designs and modeling for the ground floor bedrooms, testing different lighting colors and fixture types, and creating a detailed LEED criteria set so we can finish these rooms to LEED Platinum standards.
Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) continued with her work with the behind-the-scenes development of the City Center excavation and construction of the footer and foundation tutorial. This week’s focus was finishing the moisture control section of the tutorial. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 17th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was filling out all our HVAC choices in the zone spreadsheet and reviewing the heat recovery vs. makeup air unit strategy for the kitchen.
Yun Lin (Bridge Design Engineer) also completed his 3rd week helping with the beam design and calculation aspects of the City Center structural engineering. This week he created version 2.0 of the timber beam design spreadsheet. Now a person can use dropdown menus to choose from industry standard materials lists and the spreadsheet will check to see if the results fall within desired safety standards.
One Community is facilitating ethical community science 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 working on the Garden Tools list by adding even more tools, images, and prices. You can see some of this work here
One Community is facilitating ethical community science 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 week, the core team finished the first 50% of review, formatting and editing content, resources, and imagery additions to the Learning for Life Assessment Format page. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is facilitating ethical community science 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:
The Highest Good Network software team consists of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Priyanka Singh (Software Developer), and Swathy Jayaseelan (Software Developer). This week the team made the ember model table work with the user management details, added profile pic guidelines and autoresizing, added a link to that profile page that takes a person to that person’s time log, changed relationships of Teams and Projects to be separate from each other, modified the reports bar charts to show both current week and previous weeks data in the same chart, and added options for custom time range functionality.
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