A community center

A collection of villages with a business district, a post office, larger commons. A giant high-rise, such as the John Hancock Building in Chicago with its own swimming pool and grocery store might be considered a community.

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open space

back yard, square, park, forest, wilderness.


travel / movement of goods. transport node. kinds of transport edges. shipping/dist. postal. recycling dropoff.


museum, theater, movies, dance. education / school / preschool / daycare. recreation. library. shops. restaurants. tavern. stores (foodbank). resources / access to tools / microscope / internet. meeting places / spaces / rooms. church. cemetery.


laws. courts. jails.


police. fire. safety. emergency. shelters. family services.

commerce & industry

hospital/doctor/pharmacy. manufacturing. services. guild. banks.


taxes/fees. cash flows / economics. citizen involvement ---> elected office. media.

unique to this level

some good names

Send your favorite community names to me. I will compile them.
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