The Answer: How to Build a VillageTown

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something green.

The old are the timeless, human-scaled development patterns that people love. We can find them in special places like Old Europe, especially where the buildings were too close to support car traffic.

The new is the technology revolution that enables independent, autonomous local economies to thrive in such development patterns.

The borrowed comes from so much brilliant invention, systems and product development that find it hard to break into the market.

The green is a non-negotiable. Consumption was a human disease, then it became a hallmark of middle-class success, now it is clear that it has become a toxic societal disease.