Communities have been around since ancient humans discovered the means to farm and began gathering together for safety in numbers and at the same time, providing each for the other in regards to their harvests. Over the course of time, these communities have evolved into modern day urban centers, suburban residential areas and more rural farming and industrial communities. Unfortunately, the fact that nearly one-half of the population of the world continues to live in abject poverty is a strong indication that this current system does not work.
Exacerbating these problems even further, are the radicals on all sides who are either incapable or unwilling to compromise and demand that the entire world bow to their demands believing that they know what is best for everyone. In reality, what is needed is the introduction to a new system and a new manner of creating societies wherein the solutions are adaptable to all of the subtle, social, environmental, economic and other disparities that prevent modern humanity from living a more harmonious life. The adaptive and integrated methods utilized for the Communities of the future will allow for a more harmonious and symbiotic relationship for and even between humans and the environment.
The FUND RA communities will be substantially different as they will adhere to a more adaptive and systemic approach to community development, infrastructure and interpersonal, social and environmental interaction. The FUND RA communities will utilize a more systemic, adaptive and integrated approach to the development of the communities. Construction of buildings and other facilities will be done not only for the safe and secure housing of the people, but with other considerations such as disaster mitigation based on local environments and other small considerations that make them substantially more idyllic and beneficial locations to live.
The communities will be planned with the local environment, local ecosystems and people in mind … adapted to meet the individual needs of that community. This planning will include all of the proposed industry, trade and specialized needs of the community. These will include hospitals, orphanages, educational institutions and other such facilities as shall be deemed by the planning committees to be beneficial and desirable for the local community citizens and such tourism and/or other transient populations (such as students, researchers, etc) as may be forecast for the individual communities. The work forces will consist of a number of professionals who may or may not become full-time citizens of the communities while the majority of the work force will consist of formerly underclass citizens who will then have jobs, the means to provide for their families while they work and earn (and build) their own homes and communities.
This facet of the communities and the associated personal pride, will help to greatly reduce the stigma associated with living on “the wrong side of the tracks” or “on that side of town” as the people already there will comprise the very heart of the community, no matter where they may choose to live. As the “normal” members of society move in and begin to populate the actual community, there will be no record or other indication of who may or may not have been poor or rich or anywhere in between. There will be no segregated housing or systems designed to create a dependency class.
Some sociological support programs may be mandated for the formerly underclass citizens. These will be programs regarding budgeting and to address any debilitating issues as well as other support systems as may be needed based on the requirements of the local citizenry and those brought in to build the communities. Additional support programs will be made readily available to any and all citizens of the community on an ongoing basis as shall be decided by and between citizen review boards, ombudsman programs and any such leaders as shall be present within the communities(s).
In this way, the system of governance will still have a direct role in the daily operations of governmental affairs, but the citizens within that community will also have a more direct voice to the government and a more viable means of implementing change when it becomes necessary. This integrated and adaptive approach will allow for any and all adjustments as may need to be made in these communities, to be made without creating additional difficulties for those formerly underclass citizens who are the recipients of assistance. As such, it will be much more beneficial and much more sustainable insofar as providing for long-term solutions to more fully eradicate poverty altogether.