The Hartland Area Project is an effort to layout a district in
a typical rural community with a village center containing an ultimate school population
of about one thousand (1000) children in all grades and a total population of about four
thousand (4000) people (with a present area of about one hundred ten (110) square miles
and containing a population of approximately “twenty-five hundred (2500) people), and
to make available and to bring to bear on this group, with generous adequacy, all the
varied creative and constructive social influences to the end of more rapidly and
effectively evolving a richer and more abundant individual and community life. It is
comparable in the social field to intensive research and development work carried on by
great industries for material progress in contrast to social progress, and as such will
always be planning and experimenting on the frontiers of social organization and