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'''Appropriate technology villages''' are places where people live with, make and demonstrate [[appropriate technology]], i.e. technology for [[sustainability]], [[affordability]] and [[appropriateness]] to its setting. They have similarities with [[ecovillages]] and some sustainability-oriented [[communes]], and all these concepts overlap to a degree.
 
'''Appropriate technology villages''' are places where people live with, make and demonstrate [[appropriate technology]], i.e. technology for [[sustainability]], [[affordability]] and [[appropriateness]] to its setting. They have similarities with [[ecovillages]] and some sustainability-oriented [[communes]], and all these concepts overlap to a degree.
  
Real world examples:
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== Real world examples: ==
 
* [[Auroville]]{{wp sup|Auroville}} in India (though the emphasis is broader, and there is a spiritual basis).
 
* [[Auroville]]{{wp sup|Auroville}} in India (though the emphasis is broader, and there is a spiritual basis).
 
* [[Open Source Ecology]] - Factor E Farm Facility
 
* [[Open Source Ecology]] - Factor E Farm Facility
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See also the Directory of European eco-centres http://www.cat.org.uk/links/links.tmpl?subdir=links&sku=LINKS_EECSR
 
See also the Directory of European eco-centres http://www.cat.org.uk/links/links.tmpl?subdir=links&sku=LINKS_EECSR
  
Proposed examples:
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== Proposed examples: ==
 
* [[User:Vinay_Gupta|Vinay Gupta]], [[User:Spm|Smári McCarthy]] and [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] have speculated about setting one up, possibly in the South of [[India]] or elsewhere in Asia. (We could live in [[Hexayurt]]s.)
 
* [[User:Vinay_Gupta|Vinay Gupta]], [[User:Spm|Smári McCarthy]] and [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] have speculated about setting one up, possibly in the South of [[India]] or elsewhere in Asia. (We could live in [[Hexayurt]]s.)
  

Revision as of 02:55, 12 October 2008

Appropriate technology villages are places where people live with, make and demonstrate appropriate technology, i.e. technology for sustainability, affordability and appropriateness to its setting. They have similarities with ecovillages and some sustainability-oriented communes, and all these concepts overlap to a degree.

Real world examples:

See also the Directory of European eco-centres http://www.cat.org.uk/links/links.tmpl?subdir=links&sku=LINKS_EECSR

Proposed examples:

A similar concept is Living Co-laboratories, developed by Marcin Jakubowski and Richard Schulte



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