GROWTH WITHOUT CONGESTION

REINVENT LOCAL

A NEW DEVELOPMENT PATTERN FOR NZ

 

 In the 13th C. Historic Market Towns were self-supporting, wealth-creating, economic engines...

 Historic Market Town

 

 Sometimes the best ideas are not new but timeless; they come around again when technology changes.

 

The idea of a car-free, no-commuter town of about 10,000 people where everything is within walking distance is attractive.

Economically self-supporting, self-contained, socially & culturally enriched, a complete not elite community. Sound good?

Want more?  Everything is within. No driving to work, shops, schools. Eliminate the need to drive. Cut your cost of living.

Safe for children to play in the streets. Old folks need not move away when they stop driving. It's village life like old Europe. 

It's a 100ha Urban Core surrounded by a 100ha Greenbelt. It manages its own water, sewer, power, roads and social services.

What makes it possible? The technology revolution. Especially ultra-fast fibre-optic broadband.

Where once NZ was remote, now with ultra-fast fibre, businesses can be everywhere, simultaneously.

 

 Want to learn more? Read on... there are a lot of good ideas drawn from proven, timeless models from all over the world.


 

M21s

How to build affordable housing

Lower the cost of land per unit


 

Lower the cost of construction using technology


 

Lower the cost of permissions and consultants


How to build a strong local economy

Preserve and protect your money. Establish and support an environment that fosters local wealth.


 

Move destinations not people. Home, work, schools, shops, play: walk to all. Cut cost of living by 15%.


 

Focus on attracting head-of-household jobs with 20% global income, 80% recirculating that money locally.


To Do   2016

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