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Arcology and Arcosanti : Sustainable Planning and Design

Grierson, D. and Babalis, Dimitra (2006) Arcology and Arcosanti : Sustainable Planning and Design. In: Ecopolis. Cities, Design and Sustainability . Alinea International, pp. 47-58. ISBN 88-6055-095-5

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Abstract

Arcosanti is a self-contained experimental town that began construction in 1970 in central Arizona, 70 miles (110 km) north of Phoenix. Architect Paolo Soleri, using a concept he calls arcology (a portmanteau of architecture and ecology), started the town to demonstrate how urban conditions could be improved while minimizing the destructive impact on the earth.