One path to happier living and global sustainability is facilitating a global community collaborative of teacher/demonstration hubs designed to help people replicate them. A self-replicating model like this has the potential to create positive and permanent global change within one generation. One Community is supporting this with what we call “Highest Good” designs and open source and free-shared plans for all aspects of sustainable living.
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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 July 31st, 2022 edition (#488) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is facilitating global community collaborative 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 Stacey Maillet (Graphic Designer) completed her 78th week working on the final edits and revisions to the Murphy bed instructions. Her work focused on addressing additional comments on the new PDF export. Screenshots below show some of her latest updates.
Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 38th week helping with the Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping tutorial development. This week Daniela primarily focused on writing more narrative for the flexible pavement design section she has been working on. She reviewed the narrative as a whole to ensure that the section sounded cohesive and added a few more notes for herself. Based on the sources she took notes on last week, she wrote more information for the flexible pavement widening section, researched more information for the preliminary analysis section, and found more sources. Pictures below are related to this work.
Diwei Zhang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 19th week of work, now focused on 3D modeling and analysis review for the Net-zero Bathroom component of the Earthbag Village. This week Diwei confirmed that the fire engine is able to cover the entire Earthbag Village based on the fire department access requirements. Also that the entrance ramp, with the zig-zag wheelchair ramp along one side, allows regular pickup trucks to access. More details of the Earthbag Village were added to the model for the design of drainage. A part of the drains and the trenches of the stormwater harvesting were modeled. Pictures below show some of this work.
Ming Weng (MS Geography & Environmental Engineering) completed his 17th week helping with the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Ming was first looking for medium-scale wast-to-energy examples in the United States, trying to see how close he can get to small scales. However, the focus was narrowed down to certain waste types containing plastic and metal. For the rest of the week, Ming learned properties of non-biodegradable wastes like razor and toys, how they are treated, and how they are recycled or turned into energy using steam turbines. The next step is to find whether they can be treated on small scales. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Kivia Sugiarto (Sustainability Research Manager) completed her 9th week helping manage and complete the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Kivia spent some time reviewing some of the existing tutorials and getting reacquainted with the formatting in order to translate it into the Addressing Non-Recyclables document. She also continued to review and proofread the content in the document, ensuring that it is clear and easy to digest. See below for some pictures related to this.
One Community is facilitating global community collaborative 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 Luis Manuel Dominguez (Research Engineer) completed his 54th week helping with research related to the City Center Eco-spa designs. This week Luis focused on updating the design documentation for the Spa with what he hopes will be finishing touches. This week he expanded on the energy requirement calculations and the jet fitting assembly by providing more context to both. Next week Luis will be finalizing the waterfall description and making the necessary adjustments to make the transition from the website team as easy as possible. Pictures below are related to this work.
Venus Abdollahi (Architectural Designer) completed her 44th week helping finish the Duplicable City Center designs. This week Venus completed the West, East, and South elevations. She still needs to work on the North elevation according to the SketchUp Model. Main changes were windows in order to match the new plans and new elevation. See pictures below.
Huiya Yang (Volunteer Architectural Designer) completed her 40th week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week Huiya tried to apply the redesigned living dome window to the new shell but it turned out that the window could not fit into the new shell. She modeled the window using the exact dimensions of the redesigned window and shared it with the team. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yuxi Lu (Architectural Designer) completed her 38th week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week Yuxi fixed all of the wall and door frame connections of the Dining Dome. The dome’s round shape has made the door frame hard to situate. With the previously proposed wall thickness and wall framing concepts, the fixed connection proposed a smoother transition from plane to plane making it more visually pleasing. At the same time, the design kept the essence of angulating walls so that interior walls reflect the characteristics of the exterior walls. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Kamil Gajownik (Industrial/Product Designer) completed his 12th week of work on the Duplicable City Center dormer window designs and assembly instructions. This week Kamil was working specifically on the roofs and their connection points with the dome frame. Ensuring the design can be easily cut and assembled required some creativity to simplify the design. Moving forward, Kamil will be making the final assembly using the split feature on solidworks to make simple instructions for assembly. Pictures below are related to this work.
Yujue Wang (Architectural Designer) completed her 10th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Yujue continued updating the design of Room 8, the Nautical-themed room. She worked on the window, beam, and furniture design in SketchUp. She continued to do furniture research, designed the window and curtain, and designed the living room and bathroom. She also worked on the Interior Design Cost Analysis spreadsheet details. See below for pictures related to this work.
Gabriela Vilela S. C. Diniz (Architect and Urban Planner) completed her 6th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. Gabriela continued working on Room #12. She focused on changing the existing closet to a corner closet, adding a few more details to the bathroom and adjusting the light for the render process. For the bedroom, Gabriela began working on the trees for the interiors, doing first the trunks and then the leaves. She also updated a couple of lines on the Cost Analysis table. Pictures below are related to this work.
Jessica Santos (Architect) completed her 6th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week Jessica did the research for the room themed ‘’Autumn’’, and picked room 11 to work on it. She defined colors, materials and elements to use on the design. Jessica also defined two options for the layout for the room and picked the one with a bed in front of the window, so people could enjoy the view from outside. She started the 3D model and studied all the colors, materials and elements picked, worked to find the best way to mix everything, tried different wallpapers for the bed-wall, and added a tree bookshelf and a colorful carpet to give the idea of autumn leaves falling on the ground, illustrating the phenomenon in an abstract way. See below for some pictures of this work.
One Community is facilitating global community collaborative 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 detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We reviewed and answered comments on the 3-Day Menu Block doc, supplied additional comments, and made substitutions in some recipes. We submitted and tested a healthy 3-ingredient buckwheat flapjack recipe and included a 3-step flour making process. We also assessed a recipe replacing flavored yogurts with plain homemade, utilizing fruits as sweeteners, and researched the diminished quality of roasted nuts vs. raw nuts. Pictures below relate to this.
The core team also continued working on the Assembly Step-by-Step instructions for setting up the Sheep and Goats barn.We started the feeder assembly section with a material list and reference link to a Premier 1 single unit feeder pdf instructions document, and created step-by-step build images and detailed descriptions for each image.
Marilyn Nzegwu (Chef and Culinary Consultant) completed her 15th week helping with the completion of the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plans. This week Marilyn started to adjust already created menu blocks for Second Weeks to the standard for reviews as well as from suggestions and feedback for already created recipes (which required her to replace some). She also adjusted already created recipes to fit the review criteria for recipe summaries. In addition to these, Marilyn searched for recipes for cooked staple foods to minimize cooking time in some of the recipes. She is presently working on the menus for the second weeks that have not been created yet, putting into consideration that there should be minimal or no fresh produce in the recipes. The pictures below relate to this work.
Yinka Omole (Recipe Reviewer and Data Entry Assistant) completed her 6th week helping with the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plan recipe review and data entry. This week Yinka worked on updating and editing the master recipe google document. On the master recipe document, she worked on reviewing the recipes and checking that their ingredients are on the master ingredient list. Yinka also made edits to the document on the sections and comments that were assigned to her. Below are some images related to this work.
One Community is facilitating global community collaborative 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, Adolph Karubanga (Certified Project Manager & Civil/Structural Engineer) completed his 16th week helping with the Ultimate Classroom structural engineering. Adolph finalized the analysis process of beams, columns and wall elements. He specifically focused on model set-up and input of the data. Element dimensions were adjusted to ensure that the structure is able to withstand the prescribed loading and exposed environmental conditions respectively. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is facilitating global community collaborative 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 completed 16 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, new bug identification and bug fix integration for the Highest Good Network software, and interviewing and getting set up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
Yiyun Tan (Software Engineer) completed her 17th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun finished the feature “create ability for a user to log time on tasks”. She made some code changes on the timeEntry controller from the backend, so when the user is posting or deleting or editing a tangible timeEntry, the “hoursLogged” field of the current task will be updated accordingly. PR is created and waiting for review. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Eiki Kan (Software Engineer) completed his 12th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Eiki reviewed weekly summaries and continued frontend work on the task edit suggestions feature. He finished most of the work writing the reducer, actions, thunks, and others. He also moved the state and actions for fetching and sorting the task edit suggestions from within the component to the reducer. Finally, Eiki started work on the backend, setting up the router, controller, and schema. See pictures below for some of this work.
Vera Timokhina (Software Engineer) completed her 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Vera redesigned and refactored the team report page. She corrected the height of all report pages – now it occupies the entire available screen. The team report page now looks similar to the people report page. These pages use the same components. Also, Vera created and added a new logo for the team report. See pictures below for some of this work.
Yongtae “Yogi” Park (Graphic Designer, UX Designer) also completed his 9th and final week helping create the social media images for these weekly progress update blogs. This week Yongtae created 10 more images and focused on ways to unify the size of texts so that they all respect the same amount of margin no matter how long the text is. He also looked into using more images from the HGN website. Some of them don’t have very high resolution, so some sort of filtering work on photoshop is necessary. The new images are below. Below you can see the images he created.
Jason Kim (Software Engineer) completed his 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jason worked on fixing the category hours not being displayed in the profile page. It looked like Phu had already fixed that bug and it just needed to be approved. Jason, therefore, switched his focus on continuing to implement the timelog button feature. He made a few changes to the buttons, namely adding a thicker border and changing the background colors to a mix that looks more pleasing to the user. See pictures below for some of this work.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 3rd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Yan this week started to work on the detailed function for this setFinalDay Button. She created a deactiveUser function so that, after clicking the setFinalDayButton, the final day will be shown on volunteer time – end date and user Profile – end date. See pictures below for some of this work.
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