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Appropriate technology villages
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:
- The Smoke-Free Village in Andhra Pradesh, India
- AurovilleW in India (though the emphasis is broader, and there is a spiritual basis).
Australia and Oceania
- CAT - Centre for Alternative TechnologyW in Machynlleth Mid-Wales - an old slate quarry which has been a centre for demonstrating and teaching appropriate technology since 1974.
- Monte Cerro Solar Power Village - A project of the Tamera Community
- Arboricoli A highly sophisticated Experiment of the Damanhur Community in Italy
See also the Directory of European eco-centres http://www.cat.org.uk/links/links.tmpl?subdir=links&sku=LINKS_EECSR
- Open Source Ecology - Factor E Farm Facility
- Vinay Gupta, Smári McCarthy and Chriswaterguy have speculated about setting one up, possibly in the South of India or elsewhere in Asia. (We could live in Hexayurts.)
- A similar concept is Living Co-laboratories, developed by Marcin Jakubowski and Richard Schulte
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