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Permaville: How to Design a Permanent Village by Brian Newhouse  RSS feed

Brian Newhouse
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Permaville is a holistic strategy to assess a community and design practical, ecological solutions. This book offers abstracts of over 180 permaculture elements and programs and an extensive plan to make significant installations in the community of Munoz, Dominican Republic.

Here is a description of the book:
"In the middle of 2007, for the first time in human history, it was estimated that more than half of the world's population lived in cities. Cities provide luxuries but consume an unbearable amount of resources. Rural areas, while they don't consume as much as cities, often can't provide enough basic amenities like food or healthcare. At this juncture of our collective human development, we face two major challenges: 1) How can we decrease the consumption of goods, food, energy, minerals and water in urban areas? And how can we provide more goods and services to people in rural areas? Permaville presents a powerful, new perspective on community development. Including abstracts of over 180 permaculture elements and programs, Permaville walks the reader through the process of redesigning a community into a revenue-generating paradise. Based on the permaculture design course, Permaville presents readers with a comprehensive philosophy on what people need and challenges readers to think about what they would do to improve the physical and social infrastructure of their home and community. If you are looking for a new perspective on what we are doing on this planet, you should read this book."

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Video of all the permaculture design course and appropriate technology course (about 177 hours)
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