Open source communities can positively impact life for people all over the world by demonstrating and sharing how to DIY-replicate sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, Highest Good economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. One Community is supporting this as a path to global sustainability by developing what is needed to form and lead a global network of self-replicating teacher/demonstration hubs that will cooperatively create even more of these open source plans and resources.
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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 September 23, 2018 edition (#287) 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:
OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITIES INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:37
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:09
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:31
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:08
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:54
OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITIES SUMMARY: @12:38
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One Community is helping create open source communities 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 design updates to the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly instructions. The focus this week was integrating a new cheaper and easier hardware strategy for securing the bed and making it so it lowers slowly and safely, and updates to the hinge details of the new table and bench designs. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
The core team also brainstormed and created an outline for a new Earthbag Village construction option that will allow for individualized and expanded designs of the standard homes in this village. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
And the core team created new imagery and updated all the Highest Good housing graphics used during the introductions to these weekly updates. You can see some of these updates here and you can watch the beginning of this video to see the complete update details.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 22nd week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week he created the new parts layout and duplicated it on all the section pages, changed all the references to all the parts throughout, double checked final sizes by making digital parts at a 1:1 scale, and created all the cutting maps for the ¼, ¾ & 1-inch pieces. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is helping create open source communities 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:
The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 95th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was testing several different lighting options for the library to settle on these final fixture and placement choices so we could create the graphic here that is now on the website also.
The core team also organized the City Center structural engineering details completed to this point and started the process of building the next team to finish what remains.
And the core team began updating the Pallet Furniture open source hub by adding a table of contents, organizing all the data we have so far, and adding the completed cost analysis details. You can see some of this new work here.
Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) also completed his 21st week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week he began the process of updating the AutoCAD, spreadsheets, and tutorial with a design that will be more cost effective. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is helping create open source communities 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week’s focus was continuing the proofreading of the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page and completing the edits for the Transition Kitchen page behind the scenes. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is building the foundations for how humanity creates a sustainable 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 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. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
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:
One Community is helping create open source communities 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 Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) and Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager) also continued development of this software. This week they implemented the ability for Administrators to edit the date of work and implemented a Force Password Change template and logic. You can see some of this work here.
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