Discussion in 'The big picture' started by permasculptor, Jan 26, 2011.
Thanks perma... currently watching...
...and from the 'father' of the movement:
I reckon we could get him in on Mandala Town - he uses the right shape.
No doubt he borrowed the concept from Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928), the 'father' of modern town planning and the 'garden city' movement:
Ebenezer Howard, the founder of Letchworth Garden City and the Garden City movement
It's good to see there is a home for inebriates and an insane asylum there too. Not to mention the college for the blind. He thought of everything.
The concept is brilliant i reckon...
I just finished watching the 3rd Zeitgeist. I am not qualified in any way to comment on the psychology and epigenetic stuff but it was all very interesting although it has long been known that the abused become abusers. Regarding the Utopian dream stuff, designing a perfect city is a long way from converting what we have to something sustainable. Is a house-building robot really what we need to be about and 50 story hydroponic farms. Right now we cant even get fresh water to millions of people. Taken as a brainstorming session of interesting concepts it is great, lots of the ethical stuff is spot on but the technological solutions to me are just not realistically achievable.
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