Village Towns

Many of the ideas for this town came from the book, A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander, and from Claude Lewenz’s videos and books, How to Build a Village Town and Village Towns: The Next Step.

A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander
A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander
Book: How To Build a VillageTown, by Claude Lewenz
How to Build a Village Town, by Claude Lewenz
Village Towns - The Next Step, by Claude Lewenz
Village Towns – The Next Step, by Claude Lewenz

The VillageTown website is here.

How to Build a Village, an interview by Joanne Hay in Nourished magazine..

From TED: Historian by training, hi-tech entrepreneur by profession, asked: Why, with all the potential humanity has today, do we, as societies, so rarely attain a good life? Answer: Because the people making decisions are rarely the people who live with the results. People are social; yet our society disconnects us. To change this, we need to reinvent local; to build villages and towns that support a self-supporting, wealth-creating, sustainable economy and ecology that enables a complete community to meet its needs and pursue its aspirations. Claude calls this the VillageTown, a framework based on timeless patterns supported by advances in technology.


Here are some pictures and links for ideas and inspiration.

My Village Town board on Pinterest.

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