My ideal community is environmentally conscious. People are aware of the devastating impact human activity has on the Earth. People would be dedicated to minimizing that devastation. We would live in a world where even in cities the people have some experience with nature. This photo represents a small yet effective contribution my community has that helps the environment. This solar compactor increases the trash capacity of the bin and reports when it is full through wireless technology. It is a perfect example of how small but effective steps can be taken to help better our environment. An ideal community would have this on every corner along with other environmental projects that help make the public work together and be more engaged, overall making a healthier and cleaner place to live.
My ideal community lies to some extent in the community I live in now. I love the diversity of the city and borough in which I live. I am able to have all kinds of food including, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian and much more within a relatively small area. At the same time I can have exposure to different languages, religions, and customs. I have the ability to learn about so many different people and have a bunch of different experiences with relative safety. Diversity is an integral part of an ideal community in that it creates an environment of acceptance and tolerance towards people who are different. This picture represents that to me because it shows to boroughs (The Bronx and Manhattan) that have pretty good diversity. I made sure to capture the meander pattern underneath the painting because of what it symbolizes. That is, infinity and unity along with eternal love and friendship. These are values that should be deeply rooted in an ideal community. People should have a sense of brotherhood with those who they live among every day.
There are so many aspects to an ideal community that I felt too overburdened with the question. Hence, I used google to help me gather my thoughts on what that community should be like. I Felt ask.com summed it up pretty well. My ideal community is a place that provides the basic foundations for a human life. I believe in the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This quote reflects the fact that though parents are very influential in raising a child, other factors including a child’s experience with the world make up that person as well. I think that we are the sum of all of our experiences and neither the individual nor the society is built up on the individual. We must come to recognize our interconnectedness and embrace it.