Sat 17 Aug 2013 5:14AM

What should the basic layout of a city be like when we get around to building one?

BS Blaine Smith Public Seen by 18

Once we get around to building a full size city, what should the layout be like? Would we base it off Jacques design for a circular city, which doesn't appear to leave room for growth. Or something different, perhaps a hexagonal street system? Ideas?


Jammie Gregory Sat 17 Aug 2013 5:29AM

circular does look neat, like the earthbag village at communityone's webpage, but that is if we have a nice neat spot of level ground to build it on, yeah I would vote on it because the neatness of it increases the property value, but then would people have to build uniform houses of the same material? Would probably be worth it, if the intent was to build a small self-sustaining uniform neat city, then sell it in order to buy even more land and build a bigger city. What if someone is allergic to cats and dogs and they need to live on the edge of the city because who doesn't have a cat or dog?


Thomas A. Anderson Sat 14 Sep 2013 4:26PM

I don't have a cat or dog for a couple reasons, one of which is I developed an allergy to them recently
I am going to look into a couple more things to try and deal with issues that may also alleviate my allergy problem too

we really need to consider medical issues in this situation too, being 100 miles from a nearby city and low on cash to deal with say an abscess tooth is no joking matter, the problem is I think some people have no idea how serious because they have never experienced one.


Thomas A. Anderson Sat 14 Sep 2013 4:28PM

as for the lay of the land that is an incredibly good point, and picking flat land to make it look "neat" I think is a terrible reason for choosing that. we have many other criteria the land has to meet to ensure it's success and the landscape can improve the value especially if it looks incredible like water falls and such, so flat and neat circular may not be the best option for creative development of the aesthetic either


Xich Quy Sun 15 Sep 2013 3:58PM

We will not be building a city, but a village of sort. Modular is the way to go. It doesn't have to be circular as access to things will be within walking distance on a small scale.