How can you build efficient Urban communities, homes, and businesses?

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New to the forum, I find no means of introduction, or knowing if it's bbCode friendly, or how to preview, or how to ask. That said, I plan to promote certain concepts of spatial organization, construction and aerodynamics. Here is a bibliography that supports everything I have to say:

  • Lloyd Kahn, et al. DomeBook One. Los Gatos, CA: Pacific Domes, 1970
  • Lloyd Kahn, et al. DomeBook 2. Los Gatos, CA: Pacific Domes, 1971
  • Lloyd Kahn, et al. Shelter. Bolinas, CA: Shelter Publications, 1973
  • Steve Baer. Dome Cookbook. Corrales, NM: Lama Foundation, 3rd printing, 1969
  • Steve Baer. Zome Primer. Albuquerque, NM: Zomeworks Corp, 1970
  • Roger Booth. Guide To Construction Management. Eugene, OR: Oregon Dome, 1983
  • Christopher Swan & Chet Roamann. YV88. San Francisco: Sierra Books, 1977
  • Richard Sheppard, Richard Threadgill & John Holmes. Paper Houses. New York: Schocken Books, 1974
  • Peter Pearce. Structure In Nature Is A Strategy For Design. Cambridge, Massachussetts & London: MIT Press, 1978
  • Joel M. Skousen. The Survival Home Manual, 3 Vols. In 1. Hood River, OR: Survival Homes, Inc., 1977
  • Krausse and Lichtenstein (eds.), Your Private Sky. Lars Müller Publishers, 1999
  • Krausse and Lichtenstein (eds.), Your Private Sky [Discourse]. Lars Müller Publishers, 1999
  • J. Baldwin, BuckyWorks. John Wiley & Sons, 1996
  • Kira, The Bathroom. Viking Press, 1966, 1976
  • Hilbertz, Electrodeposition of Minerals in Sea Water:Experiments and Applications, IEEE, 1979
  • Muir, John. The Velvet Monkey Wrench  ???, Avalon Travel Publishing, 1998

I consider Paper Houses and Structure in Nature especially significant. I retain copies if there are questions. many, like Wolf Hilbertz' Marine Electrodeposition paper, are available online.,-ROGER-SHEPPARD,-RICHARD-THREADGILL

Paper Houses is less completist than Structure in Nature, but it contains chapters on theory, space filling and, uniquely, a method of sphere-point raising.

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Mumford argues for a world not in which technology rules, but rather in which it achieves a balance with nature. His ideal vision is what can be described as an "organic city," where culture is not usurped by technological innovation but rather thrives with it. Mumford contrasts these cities with those constructed around wars, tyrants, poverty, etc. However, the book is not an attack on the city, but rather an evaluation of its growth, how it came to be, and where it is heading, as evidenced by the final chapter "Retrospect and Prospect."

John Muir, Velvet Monkeywrench

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Let's add something contemporary.

New Strategies For Smart Integrated Decentralised Energy Systems, AUTHOR: Florijn de Graaf, Spectral

It even has it's own bibliography.