The way to eco-cycle cities is based upon knowledge about the connection between ecology and economy and that the growth takes place in nature.
If we want to change future cities, we must limit the growth of the population in the city. We must start industrial production according to the laws of nature, increase self-sufficiency with locally produced food and use renewable energy. We must learn how to clean our wastewater in local small-scale eco-cycle systems. We must limit the use of non-renewable raw material and invest in reusable goods and materials.
The model for the eco-city in the future is the old traditional farmer’s village with its close human relations and the fundamental idea of keeping a good balance between people and nature, with the difference that modern humane and ecological techniques be used. Homes - work - leisure - culture all tied together.
The social consequences of housing are the centre of interest; ”life around the house” and ”life in the house” are more important than the architecture. Local administration and responsibility of infrastructures are keys to success. The inhabitants take an active part in the city’s development and management. To live in an eco-city is a long-term process during which the city and the inhabitants continuously develop.
We plan green villages and green cities for committed and responsible people who would like to survey and understand their environment, influence the planning of their homes and their surroundings, develop themselves and their surroundings towards their own and common goals, actively participate in effecting their own and the community’s common goals and have the responsibility for the administration of their environment, from an ecological viewpoint.
The life in a green city is a process that never ends.
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.