3. Grapevine Wash
• Imagine a sustainable red rock desert community that…
• Thrives in and celebrates the color and beauty of the desert…
• Development and architecture subsist as contextual and relevant, belonging to the surrounding environment
and fabric. The regional ideologies of the past and the present remain as celebrated, important elements, but
perhaps most valuably exist in their potential to be transformed into the material of the future.
• Preserves and emphasizes the views for all to enjoy…
• Development patterns combined with architectural massing and elements preserve and
• emphasize views of distant snow and forest covered mountain ranges and the red and purple
• colored mesas.
• Gives back to the environment in which it belongs by reducing energy and water
• consumption, utilizing alternative forms of energy and improves water quality…
• Natural, sustainable and environmentally conscious, development and architecture counteract
• the conventional suburban sprawl by promoting the preservation of natural resources and the pristine desert
environment. All design strives to incorporate solutions to climate change,
• environmental degradation and foreign oil dependency by encouraging the use of local building materials,
energy efficiency, as well as solar and geothermal energy sources.
• Water reclamation from a micro-filtration sewer plant that recycles water back to type 1 quality. This high
quality reclaimed water will be used for agriculture, parks and locally produced greenhouse organics.
• Consists of walkable neighborhoods and centers that do not depend on the automobile for
• day-to-day living…
• Sidewalks, parks, trails and ‘calmed’ streets encourage daily interaction with neighbors and
• nature. Inviting and welcoming architectural features relate to human-scale and emphasize
• human comfort instead of the automobile. Friendly and attractive porches adorn the front of
• each residence. Garages and parking areas are relegated to the rear of buildings and rarely front the street.
• A community website and free wireless internet will be the glue that ties all of
Grapevine's components together. People will be educated about the community and its objectives and will
be able to tie there own blogs to the community site to help make more of an inter active online community.
There will be digital cameras throughout the community so residents who are out of town can make sure their
homes are safe.
6. Goals for the Community
Reduced or eliminate carbon-based fuel consumption
High yield, low natural-resource consumption
Reduce the methane gas that is being produced by
networking easy ways of recycling and disposing
Education will help us with this, in letting people
know the best ways of eating food, and conserving
it as well.
Manage energy consumption in homes. When we know where
our energy is being used, and we know at what rate we're using it,
we can work harder on preserving it.
Add apps for networking to control appliances away from
your home. If we ever forget to shut something off, we are still
using that energy to keep it on. Why not have an app or two that
will let us control our home away from home.
Share network strategies for energy consumption with
people in the community. We can keep in touch with members of
the community to make or provide a better way for them to
conserve energy better.
Ensure energy usage and energy production is safe. We are
constantly finding ways to make and use natural energy. We
are making it a goal to use the best energy possible without
negative side effects on the environment.
• In order for agriculture to work in a sustainable community the community members
must all participate in growing crops and or raising livestock.
• This might not work for all community members.
• The idea is to build a farm in or around the community with enough crops and livestock
to support all community members and more.
•The extra produce and livestock would be sold outside of the community.
• In a way every community member is a farmer. This doesn’t mean that everyone must
go and work on the farm, but everyone in the community will be paying for their food
with funds from their HOA fees.
•Each community member owns a certain amount of Shares in the farm. The amount of
Shares each household has will depend on how many members are in the household.
•The farm Share system will create more healthy eating and lifestyles.
•To keep crops growing all year round the use of green houses will be needed as well.
12. Agriculture (cont.)
Typically a share consists of a box of vegetables and fruit, but other
farm products may be included. Community members would purchase
a share or "membership“ and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of
seasonal produce each week throughout the year. This arrangement
creates several rewards for both the farmer and community members.
13. Agriculture (cont.)
Advantages for community members:
Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits.
Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking.
Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season.
Find that kids typically favor food from "their" farm even veggies they've
never been known to eat.
Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn
more about how food is grown.
Community members will also know exactly what it takes to grow crops as
well as what pesticides are used to keep bugs away.
14. Agriculture (cont.)
Rain barrels and pervious pavement would greatly help in storing water
and preventing water from being wasted. All stored water will go into a
water system that will be used to water crops and small portions of
Tank-less hot water heaters are great for conserving water and energy.
Limiting the amount of grass permitted on each community members
property would be needed to preserve water in the community.
Recycling waste water to water grass and trees.
15. Agriculture (cont.)
Social Media Advantages
With the food Share system each community member will have access to
the farms food availability through an application on your phone or
The app will tell community members what is available and how much.
This app will also make it possible to communicate with the farmer exactly
what community members like and dislike, that way community members
aren’t getting produce that they don’t like to eat.
Community members would also have the option of picking their own
produce and have the chance to visit the farm whenever they like.
The main goal of the crop share system is to support the farm and make
more healthy eating for the community.
16. Sustainable Health Care
Definition – The definition of sustainable healthcare is:“
"A complex system of interacting approaches to the restoration,
management and optimisation of human health that has an
ecological base, that is environmentally, economically and socially
viable indefinitely, that functions harmoniously both with the human
body and the non-human environment, and which does not result in
unfair or disproportionate impacts on any significant contributory
element of the healthcare system."
Healthcare Development Magazine announces that it has launched a
unique social network inviting over 15,000 healthcare providers
from 187 countries to participate. Hospitals, clinics, governments,
doctors, healthcare providers, consulting firms, pharmaceutical
companies, medical supply companies and more. This is an online ,
integrated Sustainable Healthcare Community.
17. Take Two Aspirin and Tweet me in
the Morning: Twitter Facebook
Hello Health: Brooklyn-based primary care practice,
paperless, concierge practice that avoids the limitations of
insurance –based medicine. It is successful because of
powerful and cost-effective communication tools it uses:
Web-based social media.
Basic enrollment Fee: $35 a month
You have developed a fever and wheezing. You send the
Doctor an IM over Hello Health network describing your
symptoms. The doctor emails back for free. If a “cyber-visit
“ is needed it will cost $50 to $100. If you need to come in
to the office, you are guaranteed a visit within twenty-four
For $150 a doctor will visit you at home. Generic medicines
are used and lab tests can be done at the office for free.
18. Unnecessary Medical Waste -
19. Five Apps for a Healthy and
Sustainable Urban Lifestyle
Nexercise: When you exercise it tracks your progress and
awards you points. Can be traded for real prizes such as
sports accessories and energy bars. Rewards can
incentivize more sustainable lifestyle choices-walking or
cycling to work.
Stats of the Union: Compare key factors from access to
primary care, death rates, to green space and pollution.
Urban Green Line: Connects people and communities in
London to green spaces by encouraging outdoor activitis
from sports to gardening. Tags green spaces and what you
Visibility: Take a picture of the sky and it will give you an
immediate local air pollution reading.
Sana: Provides a platform that connects patients and rural
health workers to medical experts, providing access to high-
quality healthcare for those in isolated and developing
20. Sustainable Health Care
"A complex system of interacting approaches to the
restoration, management and optimisation of human health
that has an ecological base, that is environmentally,
economically and socially viable indefinitely, that functions
harmoniously both with the human body and the non-
human environment, and which does not result in unfair or
disproportionate impacts on any significant contributory
element of the healthcare system."
Network Members –
Social Netowrk –
Sharing Information -
21. Equitable Business
The free dictionary definition:
Equitable - Marked by or having equity; just and impartial. See
Synonyms – fair
Being in accordance with relative merit or significance
Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics
22. Equitable Business – cont.
For the community Business can be broken down:
Employment from the Home
Employed by others
Business owner outside the community
Business owner – working from home – service and goods
outside the community
Business owner – business and services for the community
Business located in community commercial areas
23. Equitable Business – cont.
Physical needs for Businesses to communicate through
the computer system:
Telecommuting – access to the community network
A home office space – This will be in the plans for each home
This space will have hardware needed for computers and other needs
that includes computer and WiFi and hardwired access
A office center in the business district
Shipping and receiving center
Support available for home based businesses as well as for the
In leased business spaces all hookups necessary to access community
Dedicated Computer access for businesses in the community
24. Equitable Business
The Business Network:
Will have a main portal page with the following:
A home page reserved for each business – will be a customer portal with the
ability to serve customers through the network
Craigslist type page for sharing and selling within the community that includes
surplus items to be traded or shared
Board or area to monitor needs of the community for services offered by your
business. This can be manual or automated monitored. Customers can
subscribe to your services and receive goods or services automatically
There will be a sign in page for each business for access to maintain their
Businesses will have secured internet and computer services that is a standard
for the community.
Access to banking, and other services
Including access to other business services.
25. Equitable Business – cont.
The community has a business district for the purpose to
provide goods and services locally
To achieve community goal of sustainability
Use fewer resources
The business district will be located at the street levels of
several mixed used community buildings
Dedicated Computer access for businesses in the community
• At the home page for the community network will be a link to each business
• these companies will have the opportunity to provide online services to enhance the
customer service abilities within the community
• Community network will be set up to have the technology available
• The business owners can use some or all services the network will be able to provide.
• Businesses will have the freedom to pick services to provide on the network, As these
companies can grow more services online can be added
26. Education – Higher Learning
School will be built on BLM property which can be acquired for
about $20 per acre
I-pads for every child and community Wi-Fi
Social networking integrated into the school as well as the
community so homework, class lectures, grades etc. could be
accessible for students and parents from school and from home
Educational Apps for general education such as English and math
but also including education for creating a sustainable energy
future including topics such as energy conservation and renewable
energy sources. Apps would include fun interactive classroom
activities to do things such as find out how electricity works, what
they can do to save energy, cool energy experiments, how to
make their own solar hot-dog cooker, build a working windmill,
learn conservation by performing an energy audit of their home or
27. What it Means
Website – Sustainable Cities Collective