The 1833 plat is the one constant of the continually evolving NewVistas Model. Certain goals of the community concept are unlikely to change over time, and these include (1) accommodating 15 to 20k people (2) in 960 buildings and all (3) within a 1.2 square mile area. By having these "constants," finding solutions to certain social and environmental problems becomes easier, while still allowing the culture and economy of each community to flourish in their own unique ways.
Paper (NVF, Hall) providing a comprehensive overview of the NewVistas Model. NewVistas is a concept for achieving global environmental balance by building a network of environmentally and socially sustainable villages, communities, and megalopolises. It combines sustainability with massive scalability to achieve a comprehensive approach to human development.
Video (NVF, Echeverria) of Vermont Law School Professor, providing an independent overview of the NewVistas concept.
Video (The School of Life 2015) outlining the issues with inconsistent development in urban areas, and the adverse effects on walkability. Much like the NewVistas concept, the video offers suggestions on addressing these issues through an appropriate blend of order and variety in urban design.