GFSC Community-Village Project - Project Skeleton

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


YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTIONHermensdorf, 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 ProcessPaul Wildman ~ Frank Hermesdorf ~ 25-10-2010 V4. comm. 22-08-20102500 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 - 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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