Biovilles

 

"Biovilles" are planned eco-community developments using the Communiversity structure concept where home-work-education are fully integrated in a cooperative community setting. The Gardenville proposal is a Bioville one. So is the Chateau Marmoset but both of these are geared towards rural undeveloped lands whereas Biovilles would be most likely appropriate suburban development where larger populations must retool their existing communities towards environmentally friendly or "Green" standards. This concept is both old and new and I will be fleshing it out later on.

 

Garden Cities of To-morrow

by the British urban planner Ebenezer Howard influenced my own communiversity plans.

 

        

 

When it was published in 1898, the book was titled To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform. In 1902 it was reprinted as Garden Cities of To-Morrow. The book gave rise to the garden city movement. This book offered a vision of towns free of slums and enjoying the benefits of both town (such as opportunity, amusement and high wages) and country (such as beauty, fresh air and low rents). Howard illustrated the idea with his "Three Magnets" diagram. His ideas were conceived for the context of a capitalist economic system, and sought to balance individual and community needs. Two English towns were built as garden cities, Letchworth and Welwyn. Though they did not completely measure up to the ideal, they provided a model for controlling urban sprawl."--Wikipedia

 

 

Inner-city redevelopment Biovilles

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(sorry for the crude drawing--will make it more presentable later)

Taking out old structures from a large 10 or 20 city block section and creating an inner residential area surrounded by a thick wall that separated the residential community completely from commercial buildings on the other side of the wall and city streets. It's like the Spanish Plaza and Patio concept but more structured towards complete separation of city residents from city activity--a quiet space in the heart of the city.