Village Life

A collection of neighborhoods with a small commons. Maybe a high-rise. [The word 'village' tends to be associated with the Third World, european countries, or Native Americans.]

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open space

square, park. garden.


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.


It takes a whole village to raise a child. Village laws.


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

commerce & industry

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


taxes/fees. cash flows / economics. citizen involvement as a pathway to elected office. media.

unique to this level

some good names

I consider Multnomah Village in Portland to be more the size of a community.

Send your favorite village names to me. I'll compile.

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