Sustainable community models are needed if we are to create a sustainable world. Open source and free-shared models for constructing and sharing them will facilitate the process. One Community is creating these for “The Highest Good of All people and life.“
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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 June 3, 2018 edition (#271) 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: @6:40
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:18
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:34
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:16
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:02
One Community is building sustainable community models 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:
Shadi also created version 1 of the cutting instructions and updated the rest of the instructions with parts graphics that are proportionate to the actual pieces.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates too. Here is update 116 of Dean’s work, what you see is the finished render for the “Dining Hall View from the 2nd Floor.” This render is now on the site also.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 9th week helping update our Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. This week Mike finished rendering the final art and outdoor library areas you can see here. These are all now integrated into the website too.
One Community is building sustainable community models 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 79th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was testing different lighting fixture types and layouts for the rental rooms and bathrooms and creating (and adding to the website) the final “Bedroom Light Fixture and Initial Placement Tests” graphic.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 8th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was the initial research for the cost analysis for the dining room and other tables we’ll be building.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 5th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the City Center. This week he further researched horizontal sprinkler options, sensor and other options for triggering these systems, and further developed the AutoCAD sprinkler layouts for these and the in-ceiling sprinklers.
One Community is building sustainable community models 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 past week we finalized the soil prep and planting steps and pushed the trial beds to the 100-400 people timeframe. We also reorganized the garden establishment, eradicating cardboard mentions, and organized everything into a more logical and sequential format.
One Community is building sustainable community models 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 work on the Learning for Life – Ongoing Growth Strategies resource by adding the final graphics and completing the sections for High School/Secondary Schooling, Post-secondary Schooling, Summary and FAQ.
We also updated our open source Waldorf resource page with new content and an added resource section with the best of the Waldorf information and evaluation resources we researched and found.
One Community is building sustainable community models 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), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), and Swathy Jayaseelan (Software Developer) continued their work on the software. This week they added an Autoclose function to the Projects Management page, changed the reset password to a component, created mockups for appearance upgrades, moved confidential hardcoded data to a new secure location, updated the reports page UI to match the mockup, added a scroll box and changed the size of charts, and made the week selection option appear when generating reports.
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