To create 20 climate hubs in the next 10 years and create a paradigm shift to reduce urban loads through De-urbanization, Afforestation, Biodiversity, Walk to Work, Farm and Folk, Net Zero Carbon Neutral Communities.
Future-Proof Climate Hubs And Inclusivity
Energy-efficient and climate-resilient design features are a standard component of CREST Foundation’s infrastructure plan. CREST Foundation’s all-inclusive schools and workspaces will offer better ROI to residents in terms of air, water, food, health, and mental wellbeing.
Although little changes in terms of the landscape, amenities, or access to fresh air or drinking water, demand for urban housing continues to rise exponentially, skyrocketing prices. Urban residents spend more money but often compromise on health and wellbeing since they don’t have easy access to farm-fresh food or nature. The opportunity cost of not living close to nature grows larger every day. Urban citizens are subjected to constant noise, food, air, and water pollution. The solution is to re-engineer the concrete jungle to function as a sustainable community within a closed-loop cycle. Reviving a sense of community by creating cities within natural ecosystems can revitalize mental and physical health. Exclusion hasn’t worked. All-inclusive living is the way forward
Communities with Walkability
CREST Foundation’s ‘Walk to Work’ and ‘Walk to School’ living situations remove the need to commute every day and help dramatically cut down on emissions from transportation, global warming’s leading contributor.
Cities are crumbling under the weight of supporting their residents. Whether it is increasing the stock of affordable housing for low-income families, often from marginalized communities, managing waste, providing safe drinking water, or following food safety practices, cities face an uphill battle in the coming years. Dealing with traffic congestions, long commutes and packed living situations is often the norm for urban residents. The solution is to de-clutter the concrete jungle by creating clusters of communities across the country where both jobs and schools are in walking distance of residential neighborhoods. Building green schools, family engagement centres and workspaces in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods and education deserts stimulates economic growth at a grass-root level. These mixed-use neighborhoods promote social equality by helping bridge the current employment and economic opportunity gap between urban and rural areas.
Community Living and Social Bonding
CREST Foundation’s integrated townships will include green schools and open workspaces, a sports and entertainment village, a hospital and wellness centre, herb gardens and community kitchens, and other public assets geared towards enhancing the physical and mental quality of life
Urban housing does not facilitate the forming of meaningful connections with neighbors or the community at large. In an increasingly individualistic society, a lack of social bonding can cause stress, anxiety, and depression. Sustainable communities focused on eco-wellness naturally promote physical and emotional wellness and reduce stress, creating social harmony. Architectural design and natural landscaping within the community can be fashioned into shared indoor and outdoor spaces. These functional spaces can be used for family friendly events and nature-immersive activities that align with the community’s shared sustainability goals. Participation in collective activities offers innumerable opportunities to form meaningful interpersonal connections and strengthens the emotional wellbeing of the community’s residents