21CD twenty-first century development

ReGen Villages

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands

ReGen Villages are planned, prefabricated villages designed for self sufficiency and able to be constructed in any location. They are intended to provide self-sufficiency, net-positive energy solutions, and closed-loop waste-to-resource systems.

Size:

New construction greenfield size: 4 acres, 75-100 residents.

Dates:

2016-Ongoing

Project Team:

ReGen Villages Holding

B.V. R-Gen

ReGen Labs

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Aquaponics that recycle greywater and provide nutrients to food production, organic vertical farming located within the village.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Closed waste-to-resource loops, water purification, likely landscaping and stormwater retention ponds.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Within the village, there are no roads for cars. It is unclear how they will connect to the greater community.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Landscaping for water retention, stormwater is collected. On-site treatment for water. Separation of greywater. Recycle water through aquaponics and greenhouses. Efficient appliances.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Net-positive energy production. 100% renewable energy.

Strategies: RegenVillages will be net-positive energy producers using renewable energy. Designed for off-grid capabilities. Employ a smart grid. Generate power through solar panels, biomass, geothermal, wind, and biogas from community waste.

Health + Happiness

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Greywater recycling, compost waste to energy. Buildings will be prefabricated and deconstructable. Designed to meet passive house standards.

Equity

Neighborhood & Access

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Walkable community. Biophilic design. Gardens, greenhouses attached to homes. Designed for high-end living.

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Sources: RegenVillages  |  UN Sustainable Development Report  |  InHabitat Coverage  |  Digital Trends Coverage

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.