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Urbanizing through De-urbanization – ReGen Eco villages

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ReGen Villages Paving way for the Future

The rising problem of population explosion is looming over mankind today. With an increasing number of people, on earth, there is a problem of feeding more mouths and generating more jobs for idle hands. Another issue that is complementary to these is the non-availability of basic necessities like a house to live in and food to eat. Given all these factors, people worldwide are looking for sustainable means of leading a happy and cheerful life.

ReGen Villages, Silicon Valley based construction company has come up with this sustainable innovative idea. The first set of ReGen villages will be ready to move in by the first half of 2019 and would be located within 30 minutes drive from Amsterdam, in the Dutch town of Almere. According to the initial plan, more than 200 houses and vertical greenhouse gardens will be constructed across the 60-acre village. The prices will range from over $230,000 for small row houses to $990,000 for larger villas.

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These villages will be constructed around the Netherlands and will not only be environmentally friendly but also self-sufficient. These off-grid communities will use renewable sources of energy like solar, wind and bio gas to generate their own electricity, grow their own food and recycle waste. The village will also feature on-site aqua and animal farming and self-driving electric cars. In other words, it will be a confluence of nature with new technology. So you see the key to urbanization lies in de-urbanization. The rising problems of urbanization is paving the way for sustainable homes in the world like  Floating Solar Homes and  Plastic Bottle Houses.

But unlike traditional villages, these villages will be contemporary and equipped with all modern amenities. It will be an ideal place for people who want to connect to their roots and yet do not want to give up their modern lifestyle. IoT-integrated infrastructure will be used in these structures. Vertical gardens will be made for growing fruits and vegetables and also add to the landscaping.

The company is aiming at making more such villages in rural India and sub-Saharan Africa, following the successful completion of this project.


Sneha Shah

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