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Modern Polymaths

Arcology in the time of COVID-19: An Accidental Future

Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos on Unsplash

Around 50 years ago, the architect Paulo Soleri coined the portmanteau “ Arcology” to describe a union of architecture and ecology. His vision was population-dense urban constructs where people could live, work, eat, and even attend civic events all within a single superstructure. You may be familiar with the idea from pop culture references like Sim City 2000 or the 2012 Judge Dredd movie.

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Alex Acton

Alex Acton

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