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A Comprehensive Outline of all the considerations in setting up a sustainable community.

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YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

Hermensdorf, F. and P. Wildman (2010). Global Foundation For Sustainable Communities: Community-Village Project. Melbourne: Global Foundation For Sustainable Communities: 20pgs.GFSC Community-Village Project ~ Project and Operations Manual Outline (Skeleton V4)

Table of Contents

- 3 -[Part 1]

- 3 -How to set up a Community (Start & Planning Phase)

- 3 -2 Community Association = People (self-sustainable)

- 4 -3 Community Project Company = Action (owned & financed by CLT)

- 5 -4 Community Land Trust = Assets (funded by Government Founding Members & other sources)

- 5 -5 Guardianship Team = Wisdom respect, Learning Connection, Vision integrity & Process ethics

- 7 -[Part 2]

- 7 -Site Design Components

- 7 -Sustainability

- 7 -o1 Social

- 9 -o2 Environment

- 15 -o3 Economic

- 22 -[Part 3]

- 22 -GFSC Community Certification Process

Paul Wildman

paul@kalgrove.com ~ www.kal.net.au Frank Hermesdorf frank@createcommunities.org ~ www.createcommunities.org/ 25-10-2010 V4. comm. 22-08-2010

2500 words 20pgs[Part 1]How to set up a Community (Start & Planning Phase)

1 Community Structure (Who)

Core Team

Meta-Constitution

Values

Communication

Constitution

Temporary Governance Agenda establishment Meeting engagement & procedure Individual action commitment Prior commitment of time and effort

Project components

Land Use & Town Planning

Environmental sustainability Plan inc. comm. gardens

Info & Communication Plan

Governance Plan

Community Economy Site Plan Get Rid of the Grid i.e. % autonomy (%local jobs, %H2O, elect, water recycled etc.)

Resiliency (GFC, GW catastrophe plan) Social Plan

Grievance & crime policy

Religious respect, diversity & celebration Plan Implementation action agreement 2 Community Association = People (self-sustainable)

Membership Rules & Strategies

Purpose

Mission & Vision Statement

Code of Conduct

Innovation & self-reliance targets

Membership Services

Food Co-op

Local Market

Local training ACE

Self sustaining enterprise mix

Local currency

Exchange/trade policy with other communities

Membership Development

Community Development

Media & Marketing

Regular public presentations

Wider community celebrations & participation

Web Site Development & Maintenance

Stakeholder Relations

Founding Members

Wider Community

Government Lobbying

Community Spirit Development

Regular internal meetings

Celebrations & Rituals & Community focus Support Teams

Perma Blitz - http://www.permablitz.net/ Others

various Project Teams (Committees) see sustainability 3 Community Project Company = Action (owned & financed by CLT)

Project Management

Farm, Land & Village Development

Project Planning & Design

Project Implementation (Construction)

Action Learning systems to modify manuals through experience

Consultancy Services Enterprise Development & Management (where no external management exist)

Farm

Bank & Insurance

Local finance/currency

Local Farmers market

Community Co-operatives

Private enterprises

Prosperity Thinking Infrastructure Management

Waste Management

Energy

Water

IT, Telecommunication, etc 4 Community Land Trust = Assets (funded by Government Founding Members & other sources)

Consists of Founding Members & Representatives of Wider Community/Local Government/Charities

Seed & Project Funding programmes & strategies Asset Holding(Hardware)

Land

Farm & Community Buildings

Infrastructure

Plants, Equipment & Tools(Software)

Management Heuristic

Governance Heuristic

Environmental Heuristic

Network Heuristic 5 Guardianship Team = Wisdom respect, Learning Connection, Vision integrity & Process ethics Highly skilled/experienced/networked non-community members, who are passionate about community building: Community advising Community economy innovation Government lobbying Meta constitution implementation Open communication, non-domination

Co-operation not necessarily Co-operative

Ethics declaration and public accountability to (members, and community) Grievance process

Community Governance

Induction/Internship[Part 2]Site Design Components Sustainability 1 Social

Relationships

Values & Purpose Governance

Value based

Fosters respect & tolerance

values indigenous & non-indigenous wisdom, heritage, tradition, cultural & religious diversity Intentions, such as (examples only)

Non commuting residents preferred

Permanent residents preferred (No weekenders)

Residents from all walks of live (no demographic restrictions)

No pets outside home or village

No smoking outside home

Communication

Community Spaces

Community Buildings Community Garden

Botanic Garden

Groves & Quiet Places

BBQs Village Meeting Places

Plazas,

Markets,

Theatre etc Sacred Spaces

Sacred Sites (Leyline & Harmonic Energy Crossings) on the land

Learning, Healing & Song Lines (Leylines) on the land Bottled Water policy Places of Worship &/or Meditation (depending on cultural needs & traditions), such as

Community Church or Temple

Bathhouse/ Hamman/ Sauna/ Spa

Special places/tents/temples, addressing the specific needs for

Women

Men:

Children

Couples

Sharing & Exchange: Wisdom & Stories

Equipment & Tools

Unwanted items/Recycling/Reprocessing/Reuse

Skills & Resources

Labour

Social Capital (furthering community interaction & increasing personal satisfaction): Spirituality

Spiritual Needs Assessment

Development of Traditions & Rituals

Development of Culture/Belonging/Heritage

Name-giving Education & Learning

Holistic

Not-limited by age (any age, from cradle to grave)

Not-limited by time (any time)

Not limited by space (everywhere)

Practical Lifestyle & Entertainment

Spontaneous & planned

Contribution, participation & sharing

Variety, a feast for all senses

Always new, always exciting Sports & Leisure

Variety of physical activities

Not only mainstream, but also unusual sports

Competitions & championships (serious for the best & fun ones for everybody)

Multi-purpose places & buildings

Outdoor emphasis

Arts, Crafts & Creativity

Artisan & heritage crafts

Music & Theatre

Writing, Reading & Story Telling

Dexterity development hands workshop & kitchen

Health & Wellbeing

Holistic & complete approach

Body, mind & soul empowering

Preventive not reactive

Cause elimination, not symptom fighting

Multi-disciplinary 2 Environment Create internal governance structures that place an emphasis on personal responsibility effecting excellent outcomes.

Land, Farm & Village: Towards a Zero Emission Policy & outcome Carbon negative strategies Pollution Management

Pollution reduction strategies

Pollution avoidance strategies

Pollution remediation procedures, all for

Air

Noise

Light

Soil

Water

Earth Magnetic Fields & Pressures

Electro Magnetic Fields

Microwaves

Harmonic Interferences

Radiation

Land

Heritage Report Surveying & Mapping (incl. Topography & Keylines) Initial Assessment, Improvement Strategies, Implementation, Maintenance & regular Auditing/Measuring/Monitoring of the following systems:

Ecosystems (Forest, Savannah, etc)

Fauna & Flora (Biodiversity)

Soil

Microbes

Carbon

Minerals & Trace Elements Water

Creeks, rivers & lakes above

Creeks, rivers & aquifers below

Water flow, hydrology

Energy Flows & Radiation

Leylines

Faultlines

Harmonic Interferences

Radiation

Farm

Ownership Structure

CLT or CSA

Legal agreements

Management Structure

Community or professional third party

Legal agreements

Needs Analysis

Food Demand

Quantity

Quality

Variety

Restrictions

Local Climate

Land Restrictions

Local Laws

Transport

Opportunities

Local Climate

Land Features

Wider Community Market

Export

Farm Design (Topographic Keyline Design based on Sustainable Agriculture/Permaculture) & Construction for the following:

Water

Diversion Channels,

Level Sill Spillways

Irrigation Channels

Dams & Embankments

Water Storage Tanks

Aquaculture Ponds

Constructed Wetlands

Pasture & Improvements

Dryland Pasture

Irrigated Pasture

Corrals & Pens

Open Woodland Meadows

Trees & Forest

Shelterbelt/ Avenue Trees

Riparian Forestry

Hillside Forestry

Fruit & Nut Forestry

Vines, Olives, Figs, Carob, etc

Vegetable & Herb Gardens

Integrated Waste Treatment

Compost Beds

Bio Gas Chamber

Eco Restorer Wetlands

Garden Ponds

Aquaponics Greenhouses

Agri-Tourism Facilities (see Economic)

Vinery &/or Brewery

Picnic/ BBQ Facilities

Farm Zoo / Open Pens/ Horse Stables

(Corn) Maze

Mini-Train trek (also useable to transport produce back to village)

Agri-Educational Facilities

Research & School Centre

Workshops

Other Infrastructure

Roads

Car Parking

Other Improvements (see also Economic)

Farm Buildings & Sheds

Food Processing Plants, Abattoir

Economic Feasibility Study

Apply & obtain Licences & Permits Village

Location, considering -

Natural assets

Heritage

Best Farmland

Wider Community

Planning-Laws

Maximal Size, considering -

7 Generations (200yr) plan

Ecological footprint

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