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First of all, we'd start small. I've always thought a hospital would make a good place for rebuilding society. Why? They're usually tall buildings, with multiple rooms. You've got a dozen rooms originally designed for patients that can house one or two individuals. You've got a lobby, you've got a stairwell and elevator, you've got waiting rooms, etc. There's plenty of personal space, there's plenty of organizational space, there's plenty of recreational space. Not to mention, they're tall and you can oversee the land. It'd be like Tenpenny Tower in Fallout, except as a hospital.
So, we'd hold up in a hospital, and begin to fence in the compound. We'd allow for plenty of space to do gardening, mechanics, etc. On top of that, we'd attempt to grow stuff on the roof of the hospital, because you're going to get the most sunlight and protection. We'd also set up a rain collection system on the roof.
How would it be run? Socialistic at first, communistic eventually. Everyone would discover their own innate abilities, put those to use in the best method, and receive in proportion to how much they contribute. A person slacks off? Bye, you're ass is out the gates. Eventually we'd expand our reach, to the surrounding buildings and such.
Since I'd be the founder, I'd draft a constitution of sorts. As I said, it would be Socialistic at first, then Communist. So, no private property ownership, etc. On top of that, I'd make the law quite simple: If someones actions don't affect you, mind your business. If they do, they need your consent, and if they continue to act you have the right to defend yourself appropriately; it's the duty of every member to protect and aid in putting an end to this type of unconsented activity. So, things would be quite simple. Nothing would be too complicated. No name for settlement, no flag, none of that bullshit. I just want to be the founder, maybe a bit of a leader, but I want the people to be in control with my constitution guiding them. There'd be council meetings where everyone competent enough would discuss and make plans and there'd be votes.
Pic related, the hospital in my city that I'd eventually found my settlement on.