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Appropriate technology villages

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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.

Real world examples:

  • AurovilleW in India (though the emphasis is broader, and there is a spiritual basis).
  • Open Source Ecology - Factor E Farm Facility
  • Centre for Alternative TechnologyDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD. in Machynlleth Mid-Wales - an old slate quarry which has been a centre for demonstrating and teaching appropriate technology since 1974.

See also the Directory of European eco-centres

Proposed examples:

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

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