Medium- and long-term expeditionary projects are proposed and voted on by city modders. When a project reaches enough votes, it is launched by a project team. Projects can involve both Spectra community members as well as outside guests and partner institutions. Projects can be open-ended and don’t require specific deliverables. At the end of a project, team members can submit all or part of their work to be added to the Source City.

Virtual Block Shuffle

A virtual block rearrangement process that allows communities to reposition themselves based on interests and alliances.

Virtual Night City

The night city is a version of the Source City, the team is exploring Spectra Cities as a standalone virtual destination.

Puerto Rico Farm

The Puerto Rico Farm was started by Spectra founder Ryan Rzepecki as a place for community gatherings and implementing related projects in sustainable agriculture…

Ground Floor Concept

Spectra explored ground floor concepts from both architectural and economic angles.

Site Research

The site research project’s goal is to explore how local environmental, cultural, and urban contexts might affect Spectra-inspired projects on the ground.

Spectra on The Ground

Spectra projects that exist in real life, on the ground: from pop-up events and interventions, to infill development projects, to large-scale urban development projects.

The Cross-Platform City

The cross-platform city is the virtual footprint of Spectra assets and Spectra-inspired spaces that exist across many platforms and places, enabled by our open toolkit and community activity.

The Source City

Spectra’s source city is a platform and repository of community contributions that meet the standards of Spectra maintainers.

Spectra Block Design v1

The foundational unit of Spectra’s spatial and social structure is the block, Inspired by successful patterns of low-rise density.

Photorealistic City Renders

Rather than a means of conveying a final product, these renders were made to be used in the prototyping process, to explore qualitative aspects and subtle details of the social life of the city.

Multilevel Streetlife Concept

Public life in Spectra is spread across three vertical layers available for public and semi-public programming.

Spectra Rooftops v1

Spectra’s rooftops are one of the three layers of public space in the city alongside the street and L2 system.

Courtyards v1

Each block explores and designs a unique courtyard concept based on that community’s interests.

Spectra Governance

Spectra Governance Guild is conducting ongoing research to support Spectra’s community of virtual citymakers and explore systems, guidelines, and processes that help us uphold our principles and grow the city cooperatively.

Creative Club

The Creative Club was founded by and for content creators and anyone interested in media, art, design, or communications.

Technical University Darmstadt (TUD)

ScAInce is a virtual reality lab where participants can experience living in future cities and explore future mobility options

Spectra Cities Forum

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