ReGen Villages is a startup real estate development company aiming to build small, self-sustaining residential communities around the world.
The first one is expected to be completed in Almere, Netherlands in 2018. Unlike traditional subdivisions, ReGen villages would be “regenerative”: theorically household food waste will be composted and fed to flies, which in turn feeds fish, which then will fertilize aquaponic gardens (system that combines fish farming and hydroponic agriculture). Those farms will grow food for residents, as do seasonal gardens, which will be fertilized by waste from livestock raised to feed residents. Rainwater will be harvested and filtered for use in the farms and gardens, and on-site solar panels will power the homes.
(via business insider)