Strategic open source world creation is simultaneously addressing the foundations of what is necessary to live sustainably and happily. Through global thinking and goals, open source and sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices can be combined to create a way of living that is better than most people are living now. If this way of living is also demonstrated as easy enough and affordable enough, it will predictably spread on its own and this is how One Community sees creating positive and permanent global change as possible.
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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 30th, 2017 edition (#227) 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:
STRATEGIC OPEN SOURCE WORLD CREATION INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:10
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:14
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:51
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:19
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:06
STRATEGIC OPEN SOURCE WORLD CREATION SUMMARY: @12:53
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One Community is facilitating strategic open source world creation 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 last week the core team created new Cob Village and Straw Bale Village layouts for the 7 villages online book we are developing behind-the-scenes. You can see those images here:
The core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We added planter-barrels, trees, potted plants, an easel, a walking path, and an art display around the tree, as shown here.
Dijimba “Joss” Ilunga (Electrical Engineer) completed his 2nd week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. You can see version 2.0 of his designs here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 21st week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was another round of revisions to the piping layouts for both freshwater and rainwater supplies to the spigots, toilets, and drinking fountains, as shown here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 79 of Dean’s work, continuing with lighting details for the central dining and presentation area.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 50th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was producing this high-quality render of the complete village.
And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he finished the final ramp connections and changes and started test rendering top-down views and planning all the other perspectives we’ll render.
One Community is facilitating strategic open source world creation 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 working on the final sections of the DIY Pipe Furniture tutorial page; the Resources, Summary, and FAQ are now complete. The team checked the entire page in-depth and corrected mistakes. We also updated the formatting and improved the content for the Open Source AutoCAD Template page, which we’d say is now about 90% complete.
The core team also transferred, formatted, and edited the first 70% of the content for the PV Solar micro-grid tutorial, you can see some of this work here.
In addition, the core team created 3 header variations for the Wind Energy Setup and Maintenance Page,and chose the one on the right to add the page.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is some of his 2nd week of work writing the content.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 43rd week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was 3 more placement and layout tests for the smaller lights within the Social Dome, as shown here.
Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also completed another round of additions and revisions for the thermal lag report and tutorial for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is facilitating strategic open source world creation 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 editing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan hub page and the Food Bars page, and researched procurement for root vegetables, as you see here.
One Community is facilitating strategic open source world creation 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 continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Sustainability Lesson Plan and the Personal Growth Lesson Plan. This brings us to 40 of 52 finished, which is 76.9% completion.
Additionally, the core team started researching to expand our Montessori page. Here you can see some of this behind-the-scenes work and the associated resources.
One Community is facilitating strategic open source world creation 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 core team working with Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) finished the Highest Good economics and Highest Good energy search engines and added them to the website. Ashwin also started creating the Highest Good society search engine.
Vivian Rodrigues (Translator) also continued helping translate our overview pages. This week she finished the final 20% of the Highest Good of All page, as shown here in Portuguese.
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