What better goal is there than making the world work for everyone? We now have the technology and resources to sustainably provide food, energy, and housing for every person on the planet. We can provide more fulfilling lifestyles, sustainable economic models, and more empowering and free-thinking education models too. One Community is designing and open sourcing these solutions and more as self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities with the ability to create a world that works for everyone within our lifetime.
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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 8, 2018 edition (#276) 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: @7:48
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:49
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @12:08
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:37
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:12
One Community is making the world work for everyone 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 past week, Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 15th week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week’s focus was researching bond beam use and other stabilization approaches for permitted construction in seismic zones.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 12th week helping update our renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. This week Mike continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and successfully finished the initial merge of our three primary village and landscaping files. You can see a couple of his test renders here.
Also, Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 14th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week Shadi further developed the pages you see here for assembling the back storage area component. This work-in-progress included creation of several new pages, adding steps to existing pages, and several parts updates.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates also. Here is update 121 of Dean’s work showing this final section view of one of the Cob Village living units. This image is now on the website also.
Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) also finished these two updated versions of the Cob Village (Pod 3) introduction and summary spreads for the 7-villages book. These are both on the website now also.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 22nd week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he began work on this render of one of the living units by replacing the ceiling, outdoor details, and adding in initial people and room elements.
One Community is creating sustainable patterns 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 began rebuilding the City Center geodesic dome in 3D to reflect our simpler design, double check our beam lengths, and work to minimize the number of different beam lengths needed for DIY construction of a structure this large and complex.
And the core team created these three overview images that will be used as part of the 7-Villages books were creating. They show the City Center control systems and initial plumbing and electrical systems designs.
The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 84th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was a new round of lighting tests for the public bathrooms, some of which you can see here.
Dipti also ran initial tests for the hallway areas. You can see some of this work here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 12th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was changes in furniture selection for the cupola, Living Dome lighting cost analysis, review and changes to the kitchen equipment costs, adding all equipment images, and standardizing the dome structural members. You can see some of this work here.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 10th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the City Center. This week he focused mostly on pressure requirement calculations and updates along with related changes to the zones and piping layouts, some of which you can see here.
One Community is making the world work for everyone 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 returned to developing the Permaculture Design open source hub. We created and added a new header image, SWOT Analysis section, and added all the permaculture graphics finished so far.
One Community is making the world work for everyone 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 week, the core team finished rebuilding and writing the content for the Collaborative Team Roles and Training page so it is as complete and comprehensive as all the other pages of the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Learning for Life program. You can some of this newly finished page here.
One Community is making the world work for everyone 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:
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