The 1833 plat is the one constant of the continually evolving NewVistas Model. Certain goals of the community concept are unlikely to change over time, and these include (1) accommodating 75 to 100k people (2) in 960 buildings and all (3) within a 1.2 square mile area. By having these "constants," finding solutions to certain social and environmental problems becomes easier, while still allowing the culture and economy of each community to flourish in their own unique ways.
27-page PDF provides a comprehensive overview of the NewVistas Model. From the first paragraph: "NewVistas is a concept for achieving global environmental balance by building a network of environmentally and socially sustainable villages, communities, and megalopolises..." (20 MB, Hall et al, September 2016).
Video of Vermont Law School professor providing an independent overview of the NewVistas concept (Echeverria, May 2016, 44 minutes).
Video outlining the issues with inconsistent development in urban areas, and the adverse effects on walkability. Much like the NewVistas concept, the video offers suggestions on addressing these issues through an appropriate blend of order and variety in urban design (The School of Life, 2015, 14 minutes).