Published on January 28, 2016
1. We think about cities as products.
2. Inspiration: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture are building a high- density, car-free "satellite city" for 80,000 people from scratch in a rural location close to Chengdu and plan to replicate model in other parts of China.
3. Other Inspiration: Masdar City, Oslo, Stanford Campus, Cornell Campus
4. People are open to new options Cities can be lonely People want to live next to their friends Urban walkable cities are becoming too expensive for people that work in creative and service industries Millienials and retired baby boomers don’t want to live in the suburbs
5. We believe it is possible to build new satellite cities (50-100k people).
6. Satellite City No cars Co-living Co-working Close enough to major metros, with people commuting a maximum of 2 days/week
7. San Benito County, CA
8. 24-7 Shuttle
9. Sprinter Van Network
11. Outdoor Spa
12. Who will live there initially? Musicians, Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Chefs, Filmmakers, Graphic Artists, Fashionistas, Startup people, Yoga instructors, Freelancers, Writers, Architects, Meditation teachers, Software people, Massage Therapists, Makers, etc.
13. Plan 1/ Build founding team and community of Alpha Testers (Settlers of Kudavi). 2/ Rent out a campground and host weekend retreat (February). 3/ Rent out out a campground and host week-long retreat (March). 4/ Ask 200 Settlers of Kudavi to commit to one month living at a campground (June) 5/ Master lease campground (September) and build out initial infrastructure with Settlers. 6/ Once campground is fully occupied, execute option to purchase campground and purchase options on surrounding land. 7/ Convert settlement into a city.
14. Founding team, Key skills needed: 1/ Operations 2/ Community 3/ Finance 4/ Product 5/ Marketing 6/ Engineering 7/ Real Estate *Recruit once model is proven*
15. Thank You! :)
16. Appendix: Alice laughed. “There's no use trying,” she said. “One can't believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven't had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!"