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Published on Jul 27, 2016

On July 17, 2016, I had the honor of presenting Jacque Fresco, the founder of The Venus Project, the NOVUS Award for “Sustainable Cities & Communities”.

NOVUS was the first-ever impact Summit held at the United Nations General Assembly Hall. A special event held during the UN High Level Political forum week, addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Global Goals, in conjunction with the United Nations division UN DESA.

This annual summit gives platform to humanitarian, governmental and non-governmental organizations showcasing innovations for sustainable development to transform the world in a positive way.

At this conference The Venus Project was pleased to announce the beginning of the next phase of development – its new NPO called Resource Based Economy created to initiate construction of the first experimental city system designed by Jacque Fresco. This city will showcase the TVP' optimistic vision, allowing people to see what kind of future we can build if we channel our efforts of a systems approach for social betterment. The Venus Project welcomes your inquiry and participation.


“In 1974, Jacque Fresco appeared on Larry Kings’ Newsweek show. This is how Larry King begins:

Larry King: My guest is an extraordinary Miamian: Doctor Jacque Fresco. He is a social engineer, industrial engineer, designer, inventor, was a consultant for rotocraft helicopter, director of scientific research laboratories Los Angeles, designed and copyrighted various items ranging from drafting instruments to x-ray units. Has had works published in the Architectural Record Popular Mechanics Saturday Review and has been a technical and psychological consultant to the Motion Picture Industry. Member of the Air Force, designed development unit at Wright Field, developed the electrostatic anti-icing systems, designed pre-fabricated aluminum houses. What does it say in your driver's license, what is your occupation?”

Jacque Fresco smiles and replies: Industrial designer. Social engineer.

Larry King: Does it bug you that people, when they talk about Jacque Fresco in Miami, say that he is someone who’s too far ahead of his time, we’re not ready for this advanced kinda thinking?

Jacque Fresco: I imagine that every creative person in every field encounters that sort of problem. No it doesn’t, I can't afford it. There are too many things that are important.

For the past 85 years, Jacque Fresco has blessed us
with his unwavering commitment and uncompromising work to re-engineer a better future. He is the founder of The Venus Project which integrates science and technology into a comprehensive plan for a new society based on human and environmental concerns. The Venus Project proposes a system in which automation and technology are intelligently integrated into an holistic socio-economic design where the primary function is to maximize the quality of life rather than profits.

Jacque Fresco has recently celebrated his 100th birthday. And couldn’t join us today, but is watching this right now. On behalf of all of us: Thank you Mr. Fresco, and your partner Roxanne Meadows, for your vision, tireless research, extraordinary life achievement and ever lasting legacy.

Mr. Fresco, we are beginning to get ready for this “advanced kinda thinking”, we are getting there, and you have been a critical force for that change. Please a warm round of applause to Mr. Jacque Fresco for receiving the Award for “Sustainable Cities and Communities”.”


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