21 January 2011


A couple years ago I finally got to visit the formerly futuristic commune-like Arcosanti.  This is Paolo Soleri's dream of how we could build future cities, although it was also a living experiment in how to incrementally advance the forms and ideas of a such a place as a self-sustaining community.  And since it was in the desert of Arizona, sustainability is especially difficult.  My visit was limited to an hour or two, so I was interested in reading someone else's account of a recent visit in PlaNetizen

1 comment:

David said...

Nice photos.

But it should be noted that Soleri bristles at the notion of "self-sustainability." His theory of a "lean alternative" espouses wise use of resources, frugality, doing more with less. Sustainability, yes. Self-sustainability, no.

Thanks for sharing.