One Community is creating open source and free-shared plans for a global network of eco-communities for world change. These DIY-replicable plans cover sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All.
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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 October 21, 2018 edition (#291) 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: @8:07
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:18
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:57
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:32
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:37
One Community is helping create eco-communities for world change 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 developing the online details for the new One Community Home Shares page that shares our structure for individualized and expanded designs of the standard homes in the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and beyond. This week we finished the page by adding the rollout details, Summary, and FAQ sections. You can see some of this work here.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 24th week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week’s focus was 2nd-generation nail calculations and creating this initial open source nail evaluation tool.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 26th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week he added in the main swivel connector and further developed all the bed box attachment details. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) also continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #134 from Dean, his focus this week was creating version 2 of our ADA compliant bathroom and kitchen layout, brainstorming version 3, and more updates to the integration of the latest regular bathroom and kitchen layout into the 3-dome cluster, all of which you can see here.
One Community is helping create eco-communities for world change 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 working in Sketchup on the Duplicable City Center Dining Dome roof. After determining further changes needed to be made to be sure the shell lines up correctly with the floor levels, we rebuilt the dome shell using each row level and side size and then updated the door and window openings, as shown here.
And the core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 100th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was test rendering the Social Dome with different colored lights and organizing and providing all the final DiaLUX testing files.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) also continued with her 2nd week helping with the design and evaluation details for applying the WELL Building Standards™ to the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was researching our best approach for integration and then creating a WELL spreadsheet and checklist that includes LEED standards. You can see some of this work here.
Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) also completed his 25th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week he finished all the spreadsheet calculation updates for Zones C and D, created the parts list for the complete system, and resized the reservoir. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is helping create eco-communities for world change 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we created details for the chicken coop on our Food Rollout Google doc, and researched and viewed coop construction videos. 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 helping create eco-communities for world change 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 working with Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) continued collaboration on our new online marketing strategy and our related grant. This week’s focus was analyzing results and exploring ways to improve our conversion strategy.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 2nd week helping the marketing team. This week’s focus for Emilio was keyword research for Food Specialists, Electrical Engineers/Electrician Volunteers, Legal/Lawyers/Attorney Volunteers, and Industrial Designer Volunteers, some of which you can see here.
This week, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), and Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager) continued developing the software. This week they worked on fixing bugs for the user interface for deleting users, fixed a bug that made a user unable to update their email address, fixed an issue of names not appearing correctly in emails for blue squares, fixed issues with auto assignment of blue squares, and added more text to all popup windows clarifying how to save new data.
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