Objective I: International Preserve :: Objective II: Sensor Network :: Objective III: Ideal Village :: Appendices
In order to approach the designing of an "idealized village," the first step is defining the ideal for which we strive to reach. To justify these decisions, a little background information about the structure of the islands may be beneficial.

Although many islands make up the archipelago, the majority of the population of 20,000 live on three islands: Santa Cruz, Isabela, and San Cristobal. The highest percentage of the population, about 10,000 people, resides in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz. The capitol, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on San Cristobal has about 5,500, with a total island population near 6,000. Isabela, although the largest island geographically, has about 2,000 people living mostly in Puerto Vilamil. Floreanna has a population of about 80 people. Many of the other islands are uninhabited, though some have tourist sites and many experience illegal camping. (More on this subject here.)

In light of this population set-up, the ideal solution would be to leave the existing villages and towns in place, but to encourage a more ecologically minded running of the towns. This approach to the problem is justified because the damage already done in the Galapagos cannot be reversed, but the prevention of further devastation can only help. If the sources of endangering behavior are stopped, then the first step to allowing the ecosystem to rebuild and repair itself can begin. Our plan can be accomplished through minor regulations and the establishment of eco-friendly processes for municipal projects and daily life.
Ideal Village
:: Village Introduction
:: Water Management
:: Energy Solutions
:: Waste Management
:: Transportation
:: Cities of Galapagos
:: Education
:: Economy of Galapagos
:: Tourist Industry
:: Regulations and Enforcement
:: Agriculture and Aquaculture
:: Village Conclusion