The Venus Project proposes a new holistic, socio-economic design called a Resource Based Economy, in which the methods of science and technology are integrated with nature to maximise the quality of life for all people.
In a global resource-based economy, Earth would be declared the common heritage of all the world’s people. Computers would calculate the Earth’s resources so that goods and services can be intelligently shared with all of humanity without the need for money, credits or barter.
On July 17th, 2016, The Venus Project founder, Jacque Fresco, received the award for City Design & Community from the NOVUS summit at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in conjunction with the United Nations division UN DESA.
This award comes after Jacque’s lifetime effort to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all using technology and innovation now coincides with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 associated targets adopted at the United Nations General Assembly held on the 25th to 27th of September 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
At the conference, The Venus Project announced the beginning of the next phase of their development – their new non-profit organisation Resource Based Economy and the construction of the first experimental city.