Jump starting global community building is a process of making it easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrating it as attractive enough. A community model that combines food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living practices, and global stewardship practices is capable of doing 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 November 6th, 2016 edition (#189) 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:
JUMP STARTING GLOBAL COMMUNITY BUILDING INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:53
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:23
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:09
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:18
JUMP STARTING GLOBAL COMMUNITY BUILDING SUMMARY: @8:55
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One Community is jump starting global community building 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 the final 25% of the written content for the Individuality Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Individuality” is now 100% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% of the written part of the Consciousness Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Personal Growth Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here:
One Community is jump starting global community building 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 repaired the item description chart on our Transition Kitchen page, and finished resizing the remaining 50% of the images on it. You can see that work here:
One Community is jump starting global community building 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 with layers of revisions for the upcoming 7 villages online book. This week’s focus was this new Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) layout focused on the many social spaces within this village.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 4th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus was updating the Work Breakdown Structure for the complete project, interviewing two people for his team, and creating the structure you see here for what will be his bi-weekly team Project Status Report.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 42 of his work continuing to evolve the external details and providing this final render of the Center View Looking Northwest:
… some more texture adjustments and then these test renders:
….which led up to this final render of the Back View Looking Southwest:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 15th week helping evolve the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). This week’s focus was integrating last week’s updates so all living-space layouts matched each other and updating the East half of the building to allow for a 3′ width increase for the South roadway entry.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued with 3D earth block outdoor furniture construction for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). What you see here is his 10th week of this work that focused on creating and testing different textures to fill in the empty spaces on top of the compressed earth bricks.
Yee-Cheng Ho (Interior Designer) also finished her 7th week of helping with the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) renders for the living units. These final renders show how we’ll open source how to convert the unit design from the complete village into two 2-bedroom designs for do-it-yourself home construction by individuals and families.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued developing the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book. What you see here is week 13 of this work that continued updating all the page colors to match the new color palette and creation of the color palette page itself.
One Community is jump starting global community building 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 with layers of revisions for the upcoming 7 villages online book. This week’s focus was this new Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) layout focused on the many social spaces within this village:
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), also continued her work on the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. This week’s focus was finalizing the assembly instructions for the table/chair, couch, and large table, all of which we added to the website. What you see here are the results of a full year of volunteering with us.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center column placement and calculations. This week’s work focused on another round of review and revisions for column placement and further detailing the floor construction details.
Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) also continued her research helping us create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 9th week of behind-the-scenes research into this area. This week’s focus was continuing with model calculations and research and beginning the process of writing the tutorial for this component. You can see some pictures of this work here:
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) also joined the team and began working on the solar sizing plan and joined Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) to continue the process of designing the Control and Automation systems. What you see here are notes from her first 2 weeks of work on both of these tasks.
One Community is jump starting global community building 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, Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) completed his 5th week of helping with the new site-design details. This week’s focus was adding the rest of the Highest Good food links and icons and beginning to work on the Highest Good economics links and icons.
Vassili Biserov (Writer, Poet and Translator) also finished translating our Solution Models to Create Additional Solution-creating Models page into Russian.
Luke Williamson (Graphic Designer) also joined the team to help create new video intros to each section of our project. His focus for his first 3 weeks has been music research and creating this test video.
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