We believe that we need a new paradigm for land development and town planning. One based on ‘Freedom, Equality and Compassion’, rather than ‘Jobs and Growth’. Our vision for future cities is to develop a network of local village scale settlements (including transitioning existing suburbs and towns), designed with integrated systems that will provide a discrete population with efficient living and working spaces and an abundance of water, food and energy.
This can be achieved through the merging of ancient knowledge—that designed places to be in resonance with the natural environment—with new technologies, that enable efficient storage of renewable energy and treatment of harvested water. As robots take over our jobs, local access to all of our basic needs freely will mean less work, thus liberating us to pursue our passions and collaborate to build the cities of the 21st century. We can then begin the transition to a zero waste lifestyle—creating resilient cities that will function on the principles of a Circular Economy, emulating the cyclic nature of the natural world.
Our vision is both to collaborate in the creation of a network of such One Planet communities, and also to be a conduit that facilitates the connection between them through the sharing economy and peer-to-peer trading—a vision inspired by learning how indigenous people survived and thrived as they travelled from one water hole to another.