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Design Patterns of Resilient Communities: Introduction

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“Whatever you would do or dream you can, begin it. Commitment has genius, power, and magic within it.” ~ Goethe Our goal is to make available communities that are designed with a long-term perspective, which have resiliency built into as many features and aspects of the community as possible. Accordingly, we are working on establishing various ways to “make things work better.” As part of that process, we are organising this document to be a set of design patterns for ourselves as well as for other people engaged in the work of building better communities. There are many aspects to our

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The Pine Ridge Community of Cayo, Belize

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The Pine Ridge Community of Cayo, Belize Dennis L. Feucht, Pine Ridge community resident Introduction Pine Ridge Road is an unpaved rock-gravel road that begins at the tarred (“€œpaved””) Western Highway in the Cayo district of Belize, an independent state the size of Massachusetts that is south of the Yucatan, Mexico. It was the former British colony of British Honduras. After the American War of the 1860s, numerous Confederate soldiers came here seeking a new environment. Pine Ridge Road runs southward into the jungle hills, ending in about 30 miles at Caracol, the former headquarters of the Maya, now a

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Decentralised dance party SF

Great fun!

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This past Friday and Saturday, the Resilient Ways team of Dan Sullivan and Jim Davidson attended the Startup Societies summit in San Francisco. We met several hundred new people, talked to them about our work and plans, passed out our new handouts, swapped business cards with many dozens of persons, and saw all kinds of speakers and presentations. In summary, it was great fun. There was also much fun on Saturday evening at the Decentralised Dance Party which ran, for us, from about 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. About 200 people marched around the city from Rincon park, stopping at

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Lawrence Community Shelter

My Sundays in Lawrence, KS

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For the last two months, I have set aside the hours of 3 p.m. (15:00) to 6 p.m. (18:00) to volunteer in the kitchen at the Lawrence community shelter. Why? Research, partly, and spirit of cooperation mainly. Today it was mostly dish, pan washing, and a bit of food prep. There was water all over the floor, due to some leaks in the plumbing. For a while, the drains smelled terrible, again, so I used a bit of vinegar to clear the smell. Most of the pans were baked on food, some were burnt on food, all got a thorough

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Doniphan County, Kansas

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On Friday, Dan and I travelled by car through much of Doniphan County, Kansas. We visited the Burr Oak bottoms, one of the Lookout Mountains that Meriwether Lewis climbed during the original Lewis & Clark expedition (part of this one is now a gravel quarry), and visited the communities of Highland, Troy, and Hiawatha. The view for the eclipse coming up is probably not best at Lookout Mountain, due to tree cover and difficulty accessing the modest peak. There are some other prospects in the area that look good, though. We met with a realtor and began the process of

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At Home in the Hocking Hills

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Today the Resilient Ways Foundation team of Dan Sullivan and Jim Davidson arrived in the Hocking Hills. It is excellent country, well positioned geographically and demographically, and already bears a few dozen tourist destinations. People seem comfortable coming here from many states around the country. We saw licence tags from Virginia, New York, and other states. It is also a good spot for local vacationers, who seem to know and love the area. We found many cabins and lodges that were “full up” for the weekend. That’s excellent for our business plans, since we anticipate having rooms to let, as

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Contribute and change the world …

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The Resilient Ways Foundation is committed to liberty, community, and the values of cooperative human engagement. By supporting our organization you are taking an active role in the project of human dignity. Please take time to review our site, our proposals, and imagine a free world! WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE! Would you like to help our work? – Please tell your friends about our site! Also let people know about our partner organisation, the Individual Sovereign Univ Association: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/individual-sovereign-univ-projects They have sent funds to several scholarship students this year, and will be coordinating the moves of several of our first residents. BTC

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