One Community is paving the path to rebalancing the biosphere with open source plans for teacher/demonstration hubs that will teach and evolve radically sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We are developing this as an open source and free-shared model for living and creating for “The Highest Good of All”.
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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 December 4th, 2022 edition (#506) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is rebalancing the biosphere 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 member managing the aircrete compression testing team reviewed work that the aircrete team had done last week, followed up on unaddressed comments, and led the weekly meeting. The same team member also responded to comments within the climate battery document, and continued to work on the quotes for the punch and dies needed for the City Center hub connectors. Pictures below are related to this work.
Another member of the core team used SketchUp to follow the assembly instruction steps for the Murphy bed build. We finished checking lumber selection and parts layout for the wall assembly and Table/Benches assembly sections. Suggestions made were related to size of the lumber, parts layout changes, missing parts and lumber selection.
This week Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 53rd week, returning to work on the Roadways, Walkways, Gutters, and Parking Lot Report/Tutorial. This week Daniela started off by reviewing all the newest comments made on the Flexible Pavement Design section. She researched information that was being asked for and incorporated her finding into the narrative for the Cold in Place Recycling subsection. Throughout the week she continued to address other comments on the section and altered the narrative based on questions left. Daniela finished up responding to the majority of the comments, then decided she needed to do more research for the last subsection. It was difficult for her to find an image that correctly represented the concept so she looked for more resources. Daniela found multiple resources and read through them to ensure that what she wrote was correct. Pictures below are related to this work.
Ming Weng (MS Geography & Environmental Engineering) completed his 32nd week helping with the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Ming continued research on new and alternative incinerator equipment for small-scale mixed-waste treatment. No significant discovery was made since all the equipment is less versatile than that provided by Dongguan Haibao. Also, a clarification for incineration over landfill was made and incorporated into the main doc. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Julia Meaney (Researcher and Assistant to Executive Director) completed her 13th week with the team. This week, Julia watched and reviewed the “Ultimate Classroom” video and added comments with her feedback. She then continued to work on the “Flexible Pavement Design” section of the “Roadways, Walkways, Gutters, and Parking Lot Report/Tutorial” Webpage and resolved and added comments as necessary while also editing new content. Julia also worked on the “Open Source Climate Battery Design” webpage. She completed her review and editing of the content for grammar and spelling fixes on the live page and used the source Google Doc for questions and clarifications. As these comments were addressed, Julia integrated fixes to the content. For this webpage, she also updated all of the embedded links throughout the content and in the Resources section with the correct settings and mouseover texts. She also reviewed all of the images and ensured their Alternative texts and Image Title Attributes were correctly formatted. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Yifei Zhu (Analyst and Researcher) also completed her 3rd week working on reviewing and formatting for publication the newest content for the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village water collection and storage. This week she added content to the file according to the outline, proofread for grammar mistakes, and adjusted figures’ content. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is rebalancing the biosphere 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 finished creating the video tour of the Duplicable City Center and surrounding grounds. All that remains now is to upload it to YouTube, SEO optimize it, share it on all our social media networks, and add it to the relevant pages of our website. Below are some pictures of this work.
Venus Abdollahi (Architectural Designer) completed her 57th week helping finish the Duplicable City Center designs. This week Venus added different layers to the roof to receive the desired R-value for roof number 3 and modeled the roof according to the SketchUp model on the Revit file. See pictures below.
Jessica Santos (Architect) completed her 23rd week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Jessica searched for ideas to start designing the bathroom for the Sunrise Dream – Room 3. She continued with the 3D model, started the PTT with images and details of furniture and textures, and also did renderings of the different colors for the string lights for the sun on the dome wall. See below for some pictures of this work.
Gabriela Vilela S. C. Diniz (Architect and Urban Planner) completed her 23rd week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Gabriela worked on the room layout, changing the position of the couch, adding one more position for the room, but still having the main bed centered with the TV. She also started working on the bathroom design, running a few render tests of the bathroom to check the finishes and materials. Pictures below are related to this work.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) completed his 13th weeks helping with web design. Charles spent the week working on the City Center Eco-laundry page. He converted the Product Type/Criteria Levels graphic from a table to an image and started adding content to the section Summary and Limitations near the graphic called “Annual Baseline Water Consumption Across Different Washing Machine Types”. The content included the sections Initial Machine Rationale and Flexibility Strategy, Industrial Laundry, Summary, Running Your Own Calculation, and the Interactive Tool Tutorial. Charles paid particular attention to the metadata including alt and title text. The pictures below share some of this developing work.
One Community is rebalancing the biosphere 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 past week the core team continued detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We focused on addressing and agreeing quinoa was a food staple, providing lesser expensive costs than 25# bags of black beans and long grain brown rice. We also clarified by rewording the omnivore and vegan recipes, stating the elimination of the meat/dairy ingredient and replacing it with a vegan substitute so as not to confuse the interpretation of the recipe. This clarifies we’re replacing something rather than just adding to, for instance, a complete vegan recipe, without a substitution of the omnivore ingredient for the vegan ingredient. Pictures below relate to this work.
The core team also started guiding the creation of the Aquapini/Walipini video tour. Below are some images related to this work.
One Community is rebalancing the biosphere 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. 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:
This last week, the core team finished creating the video tour of the Ultimate Classroom and surrounding grounds. All that remains now is to upload it to YouTube, SEO optimize it, share it on all our social media networks, and add it to the relevant pages of our website. Below are some pictures of this work.
One Community is rebalancing the biosphere 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:
Over the past week the core team completed 26 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, Highest Good Network software checkins and review, and interviewing and setting up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 33rd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun put most of her time into helping the team solve the backend merge conflicts and researching on cleaning up the Dependabot PRs. She also did some management work like reviewing the DropBox submissions and tasks’ progress. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Arthur Olifant (Videographer) completed his 18th week helping create videos. This week, Arthur worked on finishing the Ultimate Classroom Labeling video and the Duplicable City Center Labeling video. Working on the animated introduction of the Ultimate Classroom video was a big part of his week as well. Both videos were completed and delivered. Arthur then started to work on the Aquapini labeling video as well as creating its animated intro. See pictures below that are related to this work.
Kaixiang Gu (React.js / MongoDB Fullstack Software Developer) completed his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Kaixiang reviewed four pull requests. Three have already been merged and one is still waiting for the fix. Kaixiang found a new bug that he could not load the user profile page and left a message on Slack. After he did debug he found it was because the backend side PR of misspelling infringements has not been merged and he left a message to let Alan know it. A new volunteering times bug was found by Jae on his previous work and he started working on fixing those. Pictures below show some of this work.
Alan Lee Sing Chan (Software Engineer) completed his 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Alan started working on re-enabling ESlint. He read the feedback that Yiyun Tan left, and read how ESlint is expected to be used in the Front End Project. He then researched best practices and made sure it works well with prettier code formatter. He made a PR for re-enabling ESlint, then Alan chose to tackle the task of creating a button that displays all the summaries of the “teammates” of the current user. Pictures below show some of this work.
Rajasri “RJ” Janakiraman (React/MongoDB Full-stack Developer) joined the team and completed her 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week RJ completed the onboarding process and got the app working on her local machine. She analyzed the existing design document of Phase II and clarified her doubts, cleaned up the wireframes by organizing the pages and removing the old designs, and outlined a few points for the BM summary dashboard which will be incorporated into the design. She worked on “Finalizing the WBS for Phase II” and has come up with the System design WBS but it requires further refinement and estimation for each task. Pictures below show some of this work.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) also joined the team and completed her 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jianjun first set up the development environment as suggested, then completed the onboarding checklists. After the initial setup, she joined the team to complete the HGN Phase II Outline document. She improved the user class structure and clarified their authorization. After the discussion in the kick-off meeting, Jianjun drew a new user task flow diagram to represent a user’s journey through the usage process. Pictures below show some of this work.
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