What: RegenVillages
Who: Stanford University, EFFEKT and TNO
Where: Almere Oosterwold
Since: 2015
Source: RegenVillages

Self-sustaining villages

RegenVillages are integrated villages that power and feed self-sustaining communities. Engineering and facilitating the development of integrated and resilient neighbourhoods that power and feed self reliant families around the world, is the vision of RegenVillages.

The initial design phase will focus on the first 25 homes integrated self-sufficient neighbourhood slated for Almere Oosterwold, starting in 2016, where EFFEKT will collaborate with local Dutch architects in the planning of the full 100 home RegenVillage pilot. RegenVillages is a Stanford University spin-off initiative in collaboration with TNO.

The problem

By 2050 nearly 10-billion people will live on earth, requiring the urgent need for regenerative housing and community development. Precious water, healthy food sources and scarce arable land are already at the forefront of pressing global issues that must be addressed.

The opportunity

In the next 30-years the size of the aspiring class will double to 4 billion, creating enormous demand for integrated neighbourhood designs that incorporate door-step agency with high-yield organic food production that feed diverse nutritional needs.

The Solution

Desirable off-grid capable neighbourhoods comprised of power positive homes, renewable energy, water management, and waste-to-resource systems that are based upon on-going resiliency research – for thriving families and reduced burdens on local and national governments.