Nathan Koren was Arcosanti's youngest bona fide officially registered workshopper. It is due to prescient, irrepressibly brilliant Nathan that internet access appeared at Arcosanti practically before everyday life was unthinkable without the www. While Nathan wasn't alone in seeing it coming, it was he who ventured out alone, all by himself, to bring it there, to make it happen there.
Nathan's current perch in England hasn't diminished or at all lessened his long-sightedness. (I'm not saying that just because his essay was written in response to something I posted on a social media site although I'm complimented: he's as thoughtful and considerate now as ever he were when he were verra, verra young.)
He has gone into some detail in the essay, but a centrally critical point he suggests almost immediately is:
Arcosanti could begin acting as an incubator to private ventures which are congruent with its mission. It would take an equity stake in those ventures, all structured to ensure that an appropriate portion of any/all profits are returned to the community
He then adds: Aside from imposing appropriate restrictions on externalities (noise, pesticides, etcetera.), all of the new businesses would be free to run themselves as they see fit.
It's a tectonic plate shift in policy, to leap from "Mom and Pop company town" to a management environment that actively encourages independent free market enterprise. For sure if I had the proper fairy godmother wand, I'd wave it right here, to avoid all the hazardous decisions the world of corporate crony capitalism appears to ignore. (Industrial agriculture's fondness for GMOs, for example, coincident with putting an end to the authority of organic growers to manage their own seed supply. )