Project Europe

in stages


Societal Reconstruction

Holigent Project Europe

Why Europe? We remember that twice in the 20th century Europe was the site of flash points igniting world wars that dragged America into the conflicts. In this 21st century, Europe is once again dangerously fragmented. (Mikhail Gorbachev warned in a 2019 BBC interview that the tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in "colossal danger" of nuclear conflict.) The nonpolitical Holigent Project could turn tensions into hopefulness and encourage people to participate in societal reconstruction to build a future of peaceful systemic sustainability.

We would organize and pursue the development of the Holigent Project through the following 5 stages.

Stage 1

The Holigent House

My wife and I will travel to Budapest in 2020 and contribute a significant part of our life saving to establish the “Holigent House” — the seed of the Holigent Project. It will be a small group of homes at the southern edge of Budapest near a derelict old industrial district waiting for a renovated new life. We will do no major alteration to the purchased homes to avoid conflict with zoning codes. The core Solutioneers will live and work in the Holigent House to prepare the following stages of the Project. We need an additional $2 million to complete this phase.

Stage 2

The Holigent Campus

As funds arrive and reach about $6 million, the Holigent House will continue to be enlarged by the purchase of additional properties to form the Holigent Campus. Here students (of all ages) will live, work and study the art and science of Holigent Societal Reconstruction to achieve universal quality of life and true sustainability. 

Stage 3

The Holigent Village

At the rate donations arrive, we will purchase additional real estate to enlarge the Campus for building a Holigent Village. The first such Village will demonstrate the societal reconstruction that complies with the codes that maintain Earth’s life support capacity to achieve true sustainability. Accordingly, a Holigent Village will be a cellular, live/work, all green, pedestrian community with a hybrid economy and social contracts:

Cellular: Human scale, non-sprawling, self-directed and self-replicating (reinvesting their rental income in constructing new communities). Holigent communities are not vertical command structures but rather in horizontal networking arrangements with other community cells. 

Live/work: The human scale community contains living and working places so that people live within walking distance of their work.

All green: Structures are built to comply with the latest green code. The community generates most or all its renewable electric power; grows a significant portion of its fruits and vegetables in vertical farming and does all its reclaiming and recycling.

Pedestrian: Human-scale, all-walkable garden-like community with minimal use of mechanical transport.

Hybrid Economy: The Holigent Delta Plan is a three-way agreement between employers, employees and the nonprofit management organization of the community. Employee-residents' number of hours worked at their job versus in community service is variable. This provides a flexible arrangement that works to secure continuity regardless of the condition of general/global economy. For example, in a worst-case scenario of an economic recession, employers may go into a dormant state rather than shut down, and their employees go on unpaid furlough instead of being laid off. Furloughed employees then work additional hours in community service, earning community credit that will pay part or all their housing costs and provide life's essentials. Thus business investments are protected and employees’ essential quality of life is secured.

Social Contract: Part of the Holigent Delta Plan calls for each resident to commit a certain number of hours doing community service for which they earn community credit that can be applied to reduce housing cost. Community service work can range from physical and social maintenance to participating in constructing new Holigent Villages. Social Contract is a component of the proposed hybrid economy that works to elevate quality of life to become the essence of societal treasure and value exchange, diminishing the role of money.

Stage 4

Construct the International Holigent Village —

a permanent world exhibition.

Invite European Nations to build their village community (at their own expense so the cost is shared) within an enlarged compound adjacent to the demonstration core in Budapest. When the various participating nations build communities in their traditional architectural style, the result will be a colorful and vibrant permanent living world exhibition. Such an International Holigent Village can serve as a model to guide societal reconstruction in building a future of peaceful systemic sustainability across Europe and beyond.

Stage 5

Seeding Holigent Societal Reconstruction in troubled regions.

Successful Holigent Communities will assist in the construction of Holigent Villages in troubled parts of the world. This will provide employment, purpose and hope for people living in those regions offering them a choice alternative to becoming refugees, migrants or terrorists.

Dear Billionaire: No ordinary people, no politician, no president, no UN or EU bureaucrats are able to save our future. You are the only one. Please help Holigent.Org and together we will begin societal reconstruction.

It is awkward for me to ask you to give for a not yet proven idea, but I have no choice; my resources are too limited to do this alone. This project needs money so we can purchase real properties to give it a home and bring the idea to living reality. The substantial preparation and 45 years experience in the related real estate renovation business enables me to select the right properties for developing the Holigent Experimental and Demonstration Village. It will be the base for the core Holigent Solutioneers and pioneers to learn the art and science of societal reconstruction in compliance with nature's building code and so build their future of peaceful and resilient systemic sustainability on our amazing Earth, the only habitable (not for long) planet we know. We will provide ongoing reports on the progress.