Helping people create a better world can be accomplished through open source and free-shared approaches to sustainable food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. Open sourcing all these as a complete model and new way of living has the potential to provide a better way of life for everyone built on a sustainable foundation. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All because it benefits all people and life on our planet.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 February 12th, 2017 edition (#203) 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:
HELPING PEOPLE CREATE A BETTER WORLD INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:07
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:46
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:59
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:05
HELPING PEOPLE CREATE A BETTER WORLD SUMMARY: @8:49
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One Community is helping people create a better 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 last week the core team transferred all of the written content for the Form and Our Outer World Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Form and Our Outer World”.
Behind the scenes, we completed 100% of the written part of the Reality Lesson Plan.
We also completed the first 50% of the mindmap for the Sharing Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here.
In addition, the core team began creation of renders for The Ultimate Classroom indigo room that has a focus of global and historical perspectives and celebrating diversity… and the blue room that has a focus of communication, empathy, feelings, and the ability to express oneself, as shown here.
One Community is helping people create a better world 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 edited and added information to the “Why” section of the Food Bars page, as you see here, bringing the page to ~20% completion.
Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) also completed phase I of the edits and reorganization of the Transition Kitchen page behind the scenes, bringing that page to 40% completion. You can see screenshots of this work in progress here:
One Community is helping people create a better world 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 added people to the replacement Tropical Atrium images, added callouts, and revised the Tropical Atrium page shown here:
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) joined the team and completed her 1st week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she researched the reservoir design, evaluated structural feasibility and suggested changes, started SolidWorks updates to the existing structure, and building the user interface for adapting structures to different size needs, as shown here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 2nd week helping with the heat recycling Communal Eco-shower designs. What you see here are minor modifications to the structure and version 2.0 of 3D modeling the pipes, point-of-use heater, thermostatic mixing valve, and heat exchanger.
Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 8th week helping create the standardized AutoCAD layers and line-weights template and tutorial. This week’s focus was beginning an AutoCAD blocks template and writing draft 1 of the AutoCAD layers and line-weights tutorial.
And Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 55 of Dean’s work focusing this week on the Eastside living spaces:
…and this final render of the Westside looking North.
Jiming Chen (Designer with his Master’s in Architecture and BA in Engineering) also continued helping develop the Tree House Village (Pod 7). What you see here is his 12th week of this work focusing on applying our chosen color palette to the outside of the village to provide these color options.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 30th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was updates to the kitchen and front entryway textures and furniture and lighting within the living spaces.
One Community is helping people create a better world 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 replaced all the people and updated the Duplicable City Center Kitchen final render, which you can see here:
In addition to this, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) helped us create this updated and final render of a person sitting by the window in one of the City Center rental rooms:
…..and this first-generation updated view of the rest of the room.
And Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) continued her research helping us create an in-depth washing machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 21st week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was updating the graphics you see here and writing the project-specific content for the tutorial.
The core team also started editing and formatting last week’s content for the eco-laundry page on the site, as you can see here.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. This week’s work focused on finishing the research and selecting the multi-conductors and conduit types. Here are pictures of this work and from our weekly collaborative call.
Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 4th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was continuing the foundation design detail tutorial with a focus on the overview details and footing design specifics, as shown here.
And Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 8th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was 3D updates and design details to match the mezzanine level to the new geometry of the dome, as shown here.
Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also finished integrating another round of sensor and automation component updates for the Control and Automation systems layout, as shown here.
One Community is helping people create a better world 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 finished another round of developing the new Highest Good education video intro you see here:
…and also the this new overview intro:
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 17th week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work included integration of the first round of edits to the Highest Good Food search engine and final revisions to the Highest Good education search engine that is now 100% complete and live on the Highest Good education main page.
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