A NewVistas is a cluster of fifty similarly designed communities. Each 2.88 square mile community is design based on a pattern and community governance guidelines designed in 1833, which has only been partially implemented in a few U.S. municipalities. Each community is adjacent to each other in order to create a larger, more complete, human settlement and a broader, more diversified, economy. Each has a population of fifteen to twenty thousand people. When 50 or more communities are linked, a truly self-sustaining economy can result. All elements of the NewVistas model are designed to encourage prosperous and sustainable low impact living in harmony with the environment.
Purposes and Targets

NewVistas Objectives

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.