A Village In The City is the name we give to a micro-local community or area within a city. It might be a suburb, it might be just a few streets. It’s where YOU live and where you want to improve your own life and the lives of those around you.
No! You just need to want to do it, and get started. It’s good to seek others who are also interested early in the process, so you can work together, share ideas and help each other out.
That’s kind of an open question. It’s walking distance across for sure – probably no more than 10 minutes from one side to the other. It probably has some shops or facilities. It’s smaller than a town, and bigger than a street (although we have seen streets with excellent village-style communities based around them). Architect Richard Rogers identified 623 ‘high streets’ in London alone, each of which is potentially the heart of its own village. That’s an average of 10,000 people per village. Many villages will be smaller than this.
No. At the moment these resources are all provided free and as open source for you to use and adapt. You can help us by spreading the word!

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