This is a photo of Neuf Brisach in the Alsace region of France. Built in the 1700’s, it is approximately 300 acres with a 75 acre village inside. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (wikipedia).
Citadels are real places that were common back in the times before automobiles. They fell out of favor because cars needed more space, wider roads. With new technology, Citadels are about to face a renaissance, especially when inside regenerative agriculture farms.
The picture to the right is of Palma Novo in Italy. The green star represents the outer limits of the town. The ‘Greens’ are approximately 75% of the total area while the town is 25% of the total area.
In the New Citadels, the green ring is adapted and designed to protect the village with buffer zones, from the relevant climate change issues such as wildfire, while operating as a regenerative agriculture amenity/farm that sequesters carbon.
Citadel (old) noun. A fortress, typically on high ground, protecting a city
Citadel (new) noun. A community (village, town, campus) encompassed by buffer zones that are operated as a regenerative agriculture farm, sequestering carbon and designed to protect residents and property/property values during extreme weather, making residents’ lifestyles more affordable and resilient.
Comparable concepts are :
- Sir Ebenezer Howards Garden City Link Link Similar Places
- P.A. Yoeman’s City Forest Link
- Edge Cities Link
- Star Forts Link Gallery
We have chosen to work with the Citadels design because of its unique role in history. It is the only concept that weds green infrastructure with a residential community in an integrated format. This example represents our thinking about how regenerative places support regenerative lifestyles.