Helping people create global ecology can best be accomplished if the solutions provided are easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough that they will spread on their own. 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 are capable of achieving this.
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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 23rd, 2017 edition (#213) 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 EDUCATION: @2:04
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:42
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:10
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:31
One Community is helping people create global ecology 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:
And we completed the final 40% of the mindmap for the Form Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, as you can see here.
We also continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Planet Earth Lesson Plan and the Outer Space Lesson Plan. This brings us to 11 of 52 finished, which is 21% completion.
Working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), we continued with our 7th week of collaborative calls developing the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Highest Good education program. What you see here is the initial teacher outline for the process and addition to the open source hub of new icons we created for this component.
One Community is helping people create global ecology 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:
One Community is helping people create global ecology 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:
We also created this new combination image of the floor plans for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4):
…and added this image and the most current landscaping plan to the Compressed Earth Block Village open source hub:
In addition to this, and working on the Earthbag Village, we updated this cutaway view of the Murphy bed inside one of the dome with added storage boxes in the loft, updating the desk chair, and adjusting the section cut view:
We also started working on the rendering images for one of the children’s domes, adding bedding details and items on the tables and shelves.
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 11th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding in all the piping specifics for connecting the sinks and toilets, as shown here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 11th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was creating the 2nd version of our water reservoirs under the Tropical Atrium.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) and Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) also continued with their 15th week of work on the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was researching parts specifics and another alternative for the dumping process.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 65 of Dean’s work. This week’s focus was continued work on the cutaway views of the Southeast wing looking North, adding outdoor details and updated bedspreads.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 38th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was finalizing the brick pattern updates and re-adding in the indigo trim details for the building itself, as shown in the render here:
Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 21st week of work, focusing on the seating and layout details of the South side of zone 5.
One Community is helping people create global ecology 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:
And we updated the formatting, descriptions, and renders on the City Center main open source hub. You can see some examples of this work here:
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 35th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was finishing the lighting analysis and placement for the two public bathrooms in the Social Dome.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was continuing the wind calculations for the structure. You can see notes for this work here.
Renan Dantas: Mechanical Engineer continued with his 15th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was adding more room and library details, and finishing the kitchen area cleanup.
And Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) finished her 16th week with the team. This week’s focus was more load calculations and projections for the City Center heating and air conditioning infrastructure, as shown here. We’d say we are about 90% complete with these calculations now.
One Community is helping people create global ecology 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:
Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) completed her 3rd week of work on the The Highest Good Network and was joined by Anil Kumar Malla (Software Engineer), completing his 1st week of work. Their combined focus this week was continued development of the login and landing pages and researching Ember.js <<“ember dot J S>> and MongoDB to confirm these as our best development choices moving forward.
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