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.
The VillageTown website is here.
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.