Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti and sustainable cities

In 1971 Italian Architect Paolo Soleri, after having studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in Arizona, purchased a large plot of land in the high desert 60 miles north of Phoenix and began Arcosanti, a model ecocity project. A nexus of Soleri’s extensive output over 70+ years, an event venue, and an educational center that has hosted over 7000 students at its annual construction workshops, this “urban laboratory” has been an inspiring cultural touchstone since its inception.


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