Systems for global conservation are needed if we are to create a sustainable planet. Replicable and open source and free-sharing cooperatives are one way to establish the needed infrastructure for such systems.
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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 January 14th, 2018 edition (#251) 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: @7:10
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:32
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:34
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:05
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:37
One Community is creating systems for global conservation 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:
The core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). This week we continued working on the outdoor gym, where we designed the central equipment features of the main area.
And the core team continued working on the Water Recycling Net Zero Bathroom Design page. This week’s focus was adding the final text and images to the page. We’d say we’re now about 40% complete with the page.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 96 of Dean’s work, this week’s focus was continuing designing the door seen here that will be for the freezer when complete.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 12th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he made additional updates to the trees, people, and textures in this final render of the front access way. This image is now updated on the site also.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 44th week of work that created this initial presentation for the entire landscaped area.
Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 3rd week taking over development of the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential designs. This week she updated the windows, added a small office space under the stairs, added a pull-down ladder to the central 2nd floor, and made all the central seating fold-up seats.
And Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 12th week volunteering. This week’s focus was beginning work on the Shipping Container Village Materials Costs by completing all the initial cost calculations for materials, plumbing, electrical, furniture, etc. as shown here.
One Community is creating systems for global conservation 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:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering. What you see here are his next generation of updated calculations and tutorial content for the live and dead loads.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 8th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was running calculations to compare a square structure of the same volume to the current dome designs. You can see the initial results here.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 65th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was finishing the modeling of the mezzanine area, 3rd floor sunrise patio, and 4th floor cupola, as shown here.
One Community is creating systems for global conservation 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 work on the data for the food calculations on the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, and began creating daily eating plans using the updated guidelines, as you see here.
One Community is creating systems for global conservation 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 began researching images to add to the education Evaluation and Evolution process open source pages and tutorials. This week we found 9 images for the Assessment Format page, as you can see here.
One Community is creating systems for global conservation 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:
Now that it’s the new year, the core team scheduled our first two months of social media posts. Did you know our whole social media strategy is open source too? The pictures here show some of this and you can visit the site for the rest.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued working on the search engines for the website. This week he created version 3.0 of the Highest Good of All search engine. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
The Highest Good Network software team consists of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), and Priyanka Singh (Software Developer). This week the team implemented user login that is mandatory for all routes. Created a basic form for user to view and edit his profile and created the admin route and implemented login authentication and the UI page.
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