Foundational principles underlying the NewVistas community pattern include the following:
Social Life: Each NewVistas community supports the physical, social, emotional, and economic needs of community members, including spaces to live, work, shop, play, and socialize.
Standard of living: Members of NewVistas communities enjoy a healthy, pleasant, and prosperous standard of living, with easier access to a wider variety of day-to-day activities.
Sustainability: NewVistas communities are built to be sustainable, with low impact and a small footprint in terms of physical space, resource consumption, and environmental effects. Consumption and waste are reduced more than is possible in standard modern communities.
Built to last: Buildings and fixtures are designed to be safe, functional, efficient, and very long-lasting.
Versatility: Household-based living modules are built using standardized, mass-produced building elements that incorporate transforming technology and are designed to allow buildings to be disassembled, moved, and reassembled.
Practical living: NewVistas communities are built to be walkable while also supporting a range of safe, scalable, and sustainable transportation options to meet a variety of needs, provide exercise, and promote a more diverse mix of economic and lifestyle opportunities.
Innovative living: Household privacy is maximized, while individual space requirements are minimized through innovative design and technology, including transformative use of living and commercial spaces.