What: Each new village will have a commercial district with a few main streets concentrated adjacent to the existing port/docking area. This area will be the place for shops, restaurants, hotels, schools, government buildings, etc.

Why: Concentrating commercial enterprises in the center of town will reduce the area trafficked by tourists and vehicles carrying supplies. It will create a very clear center of the community.
Village Design
Clustered Design
What: Clusters of parallel lines of houses will extend radially around the town center. Each cluster will house about 40 families (200 people) in approximately 20 2-story houses. In the space inside each parallel will be a common house with a kitchen, library, computer, toys, guest room, and whatever else the inhabitants of the cluster deem necessary. The rest of the space in the parallel will be common courtyard.

Why: Clustering houses around a common space will be a more efficient use of resources and foster a tighter community atmosphere than the current arrangement. The parallel arrangement will also add to the sense of community by connecting each cluster to the center of town spatially and visibly.
What: Small, tree-lined dirt roads will run between parallels, connecting them to each other and the center of town. These roads will be mainly for pedestrian and bike traffic, but will be able to accommodate limited automobile traffic as well. Roads connecting outlying communities to the town will be left the way they are.

Why: The roads act as the web that connects different neighborhoods together and to the commercial district. They will also be convenient paths for power lines and plumbing to run along.
What: There will be a public park in the commercial district.

Why: This will augment the green space created by the courtyards in the housing clusters, creating an area where people from different neighborhoods and tourists can mingle and be reminded of their responsibility to the environment around them.

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