Arcology and Arcosanti: Sustainable Planning and Design

D. Grierson, Dimitra Babalis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcopolis
Subtitle of host publicationRevealing and Enhancing Sustainable Design
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

Publication series

NameCities, Design and Sustainability
PublisherAlinea Editrice


  • urbanism
  • architecture
  • ecology
  • sustainable design


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  • Sustainable Buildings and Cities

    David Grierson (Participant) & Fiona Bradley (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment

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