ECOVILLAGE Compartive AR 321
NAME : SULIMAN BIN SHIHON ID NUM : 1010373
DR : FAROOQ MOFTE ARCH : AHMAD FALLATH
Ecovillages are intentional communities with the goal of becoming more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable. Some aim for a population of 50â€“150 individuals. Larger ecovillages of up to 2,000 individuals exist as networks of smaller subcommuniti esto create an ecovillage model that allows for social networks within a broader foundation of support. Certain ecovillages have grown by the nearby addition of others, not necessarily members, settling on the periphery of the ecovillage and effectively participating in the ecovillage community.
In 1991,Robert Gilman set out a definition of an ecovillage that was to become a standard. Gilman defined an ecovillage as a : "human-scale fullfeatured settlement in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development, and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future.