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The Next Step
For 10,000 people, this book will be a life-changer. It proposes to call together ordinary (and extraordinary) people who find today’s cities, towns and suburbs fail to provide for a good life. If you want change, don’t complain; do something. This book shows you how to align your interests to create a VillageTown, a town made of villages that holds the authority and the means to fulfil its promise.
The VillageTown is car-free with no commuters. Its foundation is a local, self-supporting, sustainable market-economy. The citizen-owned VillageTown retains hundreds of millions of development profits to support the private enterprise that creates its common-wealth. Profits also are invested in social and cultural enrichment. Never boring, with aspects that make so much sense, we wonder why it’s not being done elsewhere... such as school classrooms on the village plaza and lifetime elder-housing in a complete community. It is not an intentional community; rather, it’s a self-creating one. It offers a framework that supports and enables its citizens to provide for their needs and aspirations.
This book is the product of 25 years of research. It looked at timeless, proven patterns of human habitat, and then examined how advances in technology can enable people to take control of their lives by creating their VillageTown.
VillageTown: a town of villages, built on the foundation of a sustainable market economy that creates an enriched, vibrant urban culture to support the social pursuits of Conviviality, Citizenship, Artistic, Intellectual & Spiritual Growth.
• 10,000 population
• 500 acres total made up of:
• 20 villages with public plazas
• Each with its own distinct character
• A cosmopolitan town center
• A walk-to industrial park
• 300-acre outer greenbelt
• Socially & culturally enriched
• No cars within the village walls
• Citizen-owned market economy
• Affordable; a complete community
• Self-sustaining for 7 generations
• For all ages and all stages of life
• Self-funded and self-regulating
- Publication Date:
- 1441439226 / 9781441439222
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6.69" x 9.61"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Architecture / Regional