Monday 18 December 2017

CITIES ARE MADE BY PEOPLE ON GOD’S EARTH

The question confronting us all on earth is how do we build communities with the right people who are leaders and apply useful participatory models to build beautiful villages, towns and cities in balance with Nature?

“If one thing is central to the idea of America, it is the ability to breathe freely in the atmosphere of the mind”. Thomas Jefferson was the champion of this idea, and he saw that government was not the only threat to it.

“If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all other of exclusive property,” Jefferson wrote, “it is the action of the thinking power called an idea. Share money and you have less; share an idea and you still have it, and more.”

The brief answer to our building on earth is that it requires citizens first, and then the large corporations, politicians with their bureaucracies who all should not ignore the collaboration needed to building villages, towns and city futures together. This is the purpose of life on earth.

“Common-Rights-of-Way” must embrace nature’s elements that are freely given and continually available to all. This is the wealth we all share. They include our entire life support system. The air and oceans, wild life species, wilderness and flowing water – all are parts of our “commons”. Built things are our democratic contribution from the gifts of nature and products of our human endeavors to this Republic – together.

We can willfully therefor turn visionary applications and opportunities into local reality development programs. It requires solutions to the following life flows.

1.  Presenting alternative transportation methodologies to better our flows of people and goods without harming the environment that supports us.

2.    Exemplifying alternative urban design imagination for villages, towns and cities.

3.    Explaining alternative methods of local community governance.

4.   Emerging the capability of matching the principles of human requirements for survival as “inputs” per family, as well as, waste “outputs” per family to be recycled and reused.  This allows one to use natural resources frugally with better tools for conversion toward a sustainable life cycle of utility.

5.    Challenge our interdisciplinary intelligence to create an urban design laboratory to test materials in the micro to create the formation of hemp-adobe™ homes, both singularly and in clusters three dimensionally, into a realm of balance with natures ecology in a non-apartheid social setting.

6.   Admit that there is a distinct balance of land area ratio for urban footprint together with “commons” to agricultural land and then to forest area for a given healthy population context.

7.   Alter agricultural practices so that families grow food connected with their homes, that village communities grow fruit and vegetables and other perishables within a short walking distance of their homes or workplaces, while organic farming practices grow food with appropriate technologies to surround and support towns and cities in a close adjacency.

8.    Acknowledge the present technological capabilities of knowledge and experience that we already have to tackle this mission for humanities survival. We must never be stuck in a loop of “it’s never been done before/it’s not proven enough”.

9.   Our humanitarian mission is therefore to be astronauts on this Earth first, before me initiate outer space missions to reach the galaxies with human explorers.

10. Charity begins at home.

The first step is a desire to start small in scale in order to build an affordable prototype home using organic materials. This 1/10th scale prototype housing model is to be fully tested for assembly, disassembly and flexibility of arrangement. This results in changes of floor square footage and the volume consequences. Thus tested for performance these structures with additional inserted energy flow distribution technologies integrated therein, will reach performance standards far in advance of our exiting habitats built for work, education, industry, recreation and worship.

The second step is to integrate these resulting geometries so formed into 3D villages, towns and cities patterned after the snowflake.  These villages begin with +/-100 acres, allowing for 50 acres used for urban footprint. The urban footprint and resultant open 50 acres of networked “green” areas will bring harmony and beauty into many different landscapes devised that will ecologically support the populations in new and existing places.

The third step is to create movement flows in continuous motion for people and goods transmission. The basic triangular geometry adopted is a most efficient mathematically proven network connected with “roundabouts” at the apexes. This arrangement forms a triangular road pattern that lies directly above the underground utility services. A separate pedestrian path network is thus created internally connecting each village together. At a given time to be determined by the permanent population count and the consecutive growth of the triangular adjacent villages into a hexagonal one square mile community is a multimode transportation system that will be introduced to serve the six towns so formed. It is proposed that ET3 maglev system of capsules inside vacuum tubes be considered. This achievement driven with energy derived in the majority from non fossil fuel sources therefore will not contaminate the air that we and our natural environment breathe together in common, for life.

The urban design result is to bring two things into reality.

The first is to create a new material for building structures via a simple manufacturing process for easy “onsite” assembly or transportation from small manufacturing centers for distant site distribution.

The second is to create a triangular socio/culturally based geometrical settlement pattern that is served by a new transportation methodology that brings space travel capabilities to earth for liberty to travel locally, regionally, nationally and ultimately worldwide.

We need the minds and hands of many right individuals collectively on this our earthly urban footprint quest for compatibility with natures ecological settings. This venture is a righteous yet truthful desire for both natural and human survival and long-term resiliency toward a haitation evolution that develops beautiful villages, towns and cities.

Graham Kaye-Eddie

M.U.D.         972 Words   5/18/13

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