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Abundant Water

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About twenty years ago, I began to recognise that the water provided to me in Houston through the tap was not any good. In addition to a large number of known pathogens, there were also various poisons, such as fluoride. A federal government subsidy encourages municipalities to add fluoride to their drinking water so that uranium purification contractors can off-load much of their toxic waste at a profit instead of at a cost. More recently, the scandal involving the terribly evil people involved in the city of Flint, Michigan’s government deliberately poisoning the people who live there with toxic levels

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Rubanisation – Rethinking of how we live, work, learn, play and farm

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Mu Aye Pu will be designed by visionary architect Kheng Soon Tay based on his innovative rubanization concept. Rubanisation is a re-conceptualization of human settlements in which the city and the countryside are considered as one space, not two as it is now – city and countryside are regarded as separate realms. Rubanisation stems from the belief that the continued consideration of the rural and the urban as two distinct realms is unsustainable in terms of social justice, cultural justice and environmental justice. This mode of thinking calls for a new spatial geometry of integrated development that offers real viable

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Water

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Back to index … “Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1834 We are currently (as of this writing – August 2017) scouting for small and medium scale plots of land to support anarchist (Heathian) communities – and our intention is to focus on those that contain their own natural sources of water (spring and aquifer). Some larger parcel sizes – 50 acres or greater – might have spring fed ponds or even streams. When it comes to natural

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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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