Whole-Systems Approach to Sustainability Hubs – One Community Weekly Progress Update #211

Whole-Systems Approach to Sustainability Hubs – One Community Weekly Progress Update #211

A whole-systems approach to sustainability hubs that are also open source can provide a pathway to sustainable and better living for everyone.

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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 April 9th, 2017 edition (#211) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Whole-Systems Approach to Sustainability Hubs
One Community Progress Update #211

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY HUBS INTRO: @1:03

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:59

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:36

  • Continued creating images and content for the Food Bars page (see below)
  • Ashwin Patil integrated the 4th major round of revisions and edits to the Highest Good Food search engine (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:22

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:50

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:40

WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY HUBS SUMMARY: @8:00

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HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued with our 5th week of collaborative calls developing the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Highest Good education program. What you see here is the first behind-the-scenes draft of our proposed evaluation process.

This week, the core team working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued with our 5th week of collaborative calls developing the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Highest Good education program. What you see here is the first behind-the-scenes draft of our proposed evaluation process.

Continued Developing the Evaluation and Evolution Component of the Highest Good Education Program – Click for Page

The core team also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Form Lesson Plan, as you can see here. We added the theme images to the website for this lesson plan as well.

The core team also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Form Lesson Plan, bringing it to 25% complete, as you can see here. We added the theme images to the website for this lesson plan as well.

Form and Our Outer World Mindmap – 25% Complete – Click for Page

We also continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Matter and Materials Lesson Plan and the Movement and Development Lesson Plan. This brings us to 7 of 52 finished, which is 13% completion.

We also continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Matter and Materials Lesson Plan and the Movement and Development Lesson Plan. This brings us to 7 of 52 finished, which is 12% completion.

Continued Process of Editing all 52 Lesson Plans – Click for Lesson Plans for Life Page

And the core team continued creation of the renders for The Ultimate Classroom, adding views outside the windows and educational-subject specific items to the red (Health/Nutrition) room, orange (English) room, yellow (Math) room, and green (Science) room, as shown here. 

And the core team continued creation of the renders for The Ultimate Classroom, adding views outside the windows and educational-subject specific items to the red (Health/Nutrition) room, orange (English) room, yellow (Math) room, and green (Science) room, as shown here.

Continued creation of the Renders for The Ultimate Classroom – Click for Page

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued adding people and elements from the Learning Tools and Toys research we’ve done to create these two final renders of the green and orange rooms from The Ultimate Classroom:

Guy Grossfeld, One Community, The Ultimate Classroom, Green Room Final Render

Created Ultimate Classroom Final Render for Green Room – Click to Visit Page

Guy Grossfeld, One Community, The Ultimate Classroom, Orange Room Final Render

Created Ultimate Classroom Final Render for Orange Room – Click to Visit Page

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One Community is creating a whole systems approach to sustainability hubs 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 creating images and content for the Food Bars page, as you see here, bringing the page to ~22% completion.

This week, the core team continued creating images and content for the Food Bars page, as you see here, bringing the page to ~22% completion.

Continued Creating Images and Content for the Food Bars Page – Click to Visit

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) also continued with his 23rd week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was integration of the 4th major round of revisions and edits to the Highest Good Food search engine. The search engine is also now live and available on the Highest Good food page.

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) also continued with his 23rd week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was integration of the 4th major round of revisions and edits to the Highest Good Food search engine. The search engine is also now live and available on the Highest Good food page.

Continued Working on the Highest Good Food Search Engine – Click to Visit Page

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team started updating the AutoCAD file for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 3-dome clusters to the new standardized format, as shown here. We’d say we’re about 80% complete with this work. 

This week the core team started updating the AutoCAD file for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 3-dome clusters to the new standardized format, as shown here. We’d say we’re about 80% complete with this work.

Started Updating the AutoCAD File for the Earthbag Village – Click for Page

We also made text and formatting updates to the Earthbag Village book pages 20 to 25, creating a new One-Acre Footprint image for page 22, and started working the the detailed Earthbag Village furniture construction instructions for the Murphy Beds.

We also made text and formatting updates to the Earthbag Village book pages 20 to 25, creating a new One-Acre Footprint image for page 22, and started working the the detailed Earthbag Village furniture construction instructions for the Murphy Beds.

Updated the Earthbag Village Book and Worked on the Murphy Bed Furniture Instructions – Click for Page

Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 9th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding a doorway and changing the ladder, determining the pumps for sinks, and further researching the vacuum toilets to identify that pumps won’t be needed for the toilets.

Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 9th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding a doorway and changing the ladder, determining the pumps for sinks, and further researching the vacuum toilets to identify that pumps won’t be needed for the toilets.

Continued Working on Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 9th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was researching the water storage reservoir for beneath the Tropical Atrium. You can see some of the results of this research here.

Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 9th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was researching the water storage reservoir for beneath the Tropical Atrium. You can see some of the results of this research here.

Continued Working on Heat Recycling Communal Eco-Shower Designs – Click to Visit Page

Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) and Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) also continued with their 14th week of work on the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was researching alternative gravity-assisted ways to make the dumping process easier.

Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) and Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) also continued with their 14th week of work on the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was researching alternative gravity-assisted ways to make the dumping process easier.

Continued Working on the Vermiculture Bathroom Development – Click to Visit Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 63 of Dean’s work. This weeks’ focus was working on the loft and cutaway views of the Southeast wing looking North, as you can see here:

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 63 of Dean’s work. This weeks’ focus was working on the loft and cutaway views of the Southeast wing looking North

Continued Helping us Create Quality Cob Village Renders – Click for Page

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 37th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was more updates to the brick patterns and test rendering a room, and two perspectives for the rooftop patio area.

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 37th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was more updates to the brick patterns and test rendering a room, and two perspectives for the rooftop patio area.

Continued Helping with Compressed Earth Block Village Design and Render Details – Click for Page

Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 20th week of work, focusing on integrating new ideas (from a recent trip to Tokyo) into the central area shown here.

Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 20th week of work, focusing on integrating new ideas (from a recent trip to Tokyo) into the central area shown here.

Continued Working on the Compressed Earth Block Village External Elements – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week the core team created a new outside render of the City Center sundeck.

This week the core team created a new outside render of the City Center sundeck.

Created a New Outside Render of the City Center Sundeck – Click for Page

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus of researching switches, beginning to outline the electrical details for the complete structure, and more work on the micro-grid tutorial.

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus of researching switches, beginning to outline the electrical details for the complete structure, and more work on the micro-grid tutorial.

Continued Working on Energy Infrastructure for the City Center – Click for Page

And Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 14th week with the team. This week’s focus was continuing with the City Center heating and air conditioning details including calculations revisions, researching possible HVAC systems, and discussing humidity and temperature specifics for the root cellar.

And Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 14th week with the team. This week’s focus was continuing with the City Center heating and air conditioning details including calculations revisions, researching possible HVAC systems, and discussing humidity and temperature specifics for the root cellar.

Continued Working on City Center Heating and Air Conditioning Calculations – Click to Visit Page

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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