Our most comprehensive writings for those who want a deep dive into all things Spectra and what we aim to accomplish.
The 21st century poses great challenges to how we have historically built cities. This paper explains how virtual worldbuilding can revive the art of urban planning, and pairing traditional cooperativism with modern blockchains can transform urban governance. Our mission? To build a sustainable, livable, and affordable city for 1+ million people.
The dense mixed-use urbanism proposed in the Spectra Whitepaper is not the only solution to the wide-ranging problems confronting cities. This paper introduces Spectra Villages to include peri-urban and rural communities in co-creating our collective future.
To build a sustainable, livable, and affordable city for 1+ million people, Spectra must overcome obstacles which broadly characterize urban economics. This paper describes Spectra’s proposal to create systemic change in new cities by fostering healthy growth, cooperativism, and housing abundance.
What’s central to designing a new city isn’t just the buildings we will construct, but rather that our city is forged by the ideas, needs, and everyday practices of those who call it ‘home.’ This paper presents Spectra’s goal to center cities in democratic practice and revive the role of community and local decision-making.