Articles for a high-level overview of a Community-Type Society

This page provides an overview of the societal system proposed by the project and developed through a set of societal standards.


Treatise on Community

Grant, T.A. (2019). Treatise on Community as a Type of Society. The System Overview.  Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/CSS-SO-001.0.

This article answers the following questions: What is a community? How is community best defined and understood? What does ‘community’ mean when applied to society (as the top-level system for organizing the humankind)? What systems compose every type of society? What configuration of society’s systems creates and sustains community? How is community composed at the societal level (i.e., how is community structured)? What is someone’s individual lifestyle and personal experience like in community? What does a community-type society feel like? What does community look like? What is and is not a community-type society? What types of structures and organizations are likely and unlikely to generate and sustain community? What is a life radius? What is an integrated city system? How are most community-based societal city systems configured? What is one possible configuration of a community-type city system? How does a tradeless and coercionless system work?


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The Real-World Community Model

Grant, T.A. (2019). The Real-World Community Model. The System Overview.  Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/CSS-SO-001.0.

The Real-World Community model details a society as a complex system of interrelated parts. The specification standards for a community-type society are divided into a sub-set of interrelated sub-systems that form the whole societal information system. The primary sub-systems of a societal system are: the social system; the [economic] decision system; the material system; and the lifestyle system. These societal systems categories that apply to all types of societies; of which it is their internal configuration and emergently created interrelationship that are observable as a type of society. All societal systems may be sub-divided, for purposes of understanding, design, and adaptation, at these conceptions of categorization…


The Iceberg Analogy of Society

In real life, and within the iceberg analogy, the Material System is the most visible of the four systems; it is experienced as built cities with service technologies. When most people hear the term ‘resource-based economy’ (RBE), they tend to think of, and imagine, the material system (i.e., cities and technologies). There are, however, three additional principal systems that compose any societal system, and though less visible, they are no less significant.


The single webpage overview

People living in a state of dis-connection and dis-integration create environmental constructions that suck energy and inhibit the free flow of energy, rather than build and restore energy systems. The socio-economic structures they participate in cause suffering and lower everyone’s potential. We are designing a new way of living, a new socio-economic structure, that facilitates human fulfillment and ecological sustainability. This new socio-economic system is subdivided in to four specifications that detail its logical derivation and technical operation. The specifications detail an integrated city system emerging into a network of socio-economically unified city systems. Through the network we share equal access to all that humanity has to offer. We are building a highly automated, moneyless society oriented toward human fulfillment and ecological sustainability. Community is the name given to this system.