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This archaeology of dreams explores every corner of these islands detailing over 500 utopian experiments in a comprehensive historical gazetteer and telling the stories of our utopian ancestors from early Christian Sects to the foundation of the welfare state ... less a catalogue of broken dreams, more a rough guide to a utopian future. The book is divided into five historical threads covering different types of utopian community.Thread 1 ... Dissenters’ Paradise: Christian Sects from the 15th to the 20th centuryThread 2 ... Islands of Socialism: Early 19th century Socialist ExperimentsThread 3 ... Artistic Visionaries: Artists’ Colonies from Coleridge to Peake.Thread 4 ... A village hidden in the rainforest - Kalu Yala. Sustainable Communities: Eco Villages, Intentional Communities, Training, Networks.
About Sustainable Communities. There are many definitions and there are many different ways for communities to attain a more sustainable future.
The sustainability of a community depends on creating and maintaining its economic and environmental health, promoting social equity, and fostering broad-based citizen participation in planning and implementation. Communities that engage citizens and institutions to develop sustainability principles and a collective vision for the future and that apply an integrative approach to environmental, economic, and social goals are generally likely to be more successful. Job creation, energy use, housing, transportation, education and health are considered complementary parts of the whole. Since all issues are interconnected they must be addressed as a system. The process includes: Sustainability is a process of continuous improvement so communities constantly evolve and make changes to accomplish their goals.
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—Caroline Estes, Communities Directory (FIC, 1991, 1995) Barge Haulers on the Volga, Ilya Repin, 1870-1873 (December, 2012) “You’d better watch out! The community member rose from her chair as she said this, obviously distraught. The member who blocked seemed stunned. This particular Green Meadow member had threatened to block numerous times over the years, which of course stopped potential proposals from being presented. Unhappy Nelly, Edgar Degas, 1885 The phrase “You’d better ''watch out!” “Excuse me, are you making a threat?” “What should you watch . . . out . . . for?” Hey . . . wait a sec. Not only that — for years people had been afraid to even bring up proposals they feared this member would block. Never again did the group test a block to see if it was valid, regardless of the belief that they use Formal Consensus. Was Green Meadow an example of consensus working well?