Provides information exchange among the thousands of projects
across the world that are building and living in small intentional
and traditional communities in harmony with nature, as well
as information dissemination to the larger world.
Linking citizens to resources and to one another to create healthy,
vital, sustainable communities.
Growth Network case studies of sustainable communities
Examples of sustainable planning, building, and development
for Intentional Community
The Fellowship for Intentional Community nurtures connections
and cooperation among communitarians. Includes a comprehensive
Mayer, Arizona, USA
Arcosanti is an experimental architectural project of the Cosanti
Foundation, building a prototype structure called an "Arcology."
Arcology (architecture as ecology) is a concept developed by
founder and chief architect Paolo Soleri.
Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of
all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony
above all creeds, all politics, and all nationalities. The purpose
of Auroville is to realize human unity.
Baldissero Canavese, Torino, Italy
Founded in 1977, Damanhur is an international spiritual center
for research. Situated in Valchiusella Valley, in the Alpine
foothills of northern Italy, Damanhur is a federation of communities
with over 800 citizens, a social and political structure, a
constitution, 40 economic activities, its own currency, schools,
and a daily paper.
Adventures in community living.
Mata de Sesimbra, Portugal and UK
A joint program of BioRegional and the World Wildlife Fund to
build and promote a world-wide network of One Planet Living
Communities to demonstrate a sustainable and high quality way
of living. The results will demonstrate that sustainable living
is both feasible and attractive in both the developed and developing
parts of the world.