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Sustainable Communities

Global EcoVillage Network
http://gen.ecovillages.org
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.

Sustainable Communities Network
http://www.sustainable.org
Linking citizens to resources and to one another to create healthy, vital, sustainable communities.

Smart Growth Network case studies of sustainable communities
http://www.smartgrowth.org/casestudies/casestudy_index.html
Examples of sustainable planning, building, and development projects.

Fellowship for Intentional Community
http://fic.ic.org
The Fellowship for Intentional Community nurtures connections and cooperation among communitarians. Includes a comprehensive Community Directory.

Arcosanti
http://www.arcosanti.org
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
http://www.auroville.org
Auroville, India
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.

Damanhur
http://www.damanhur.it
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.

The Farm
http://www.thefarm.org
Summertown, Tennessee, USA
Adventures in community living.

One Planet Living
http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/policy/sustainability/index.cfm
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.

 

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