The City Reader - Part VI: The Future of The City Summary & Analysis

Richard T. LeGates
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Part VI: The Future of The City Summary and Analysis

In "Arcology: The City in the Image of Man" and "The Characteristics of Arcology," (1969), author Paolo Soleri describes his conception of archologies - combinations between architecture and ecology. These are megastructures, made to house and provide for millions, organized into multicell units. Archologies would be multi-level, carrying all city elements and act as a vessel for the flow of people and the institutional patterns, serving as the focal point for city life. Thus, the author believes, they would be an expression of man both as maker and as creator. In addition, arcologyies would also work vertically; as man alone craves horizontal space, Soleri believes that vertical organization is the best way to organize social structures.

Constantin Doxiadis's "Ecumenopolis, World City of Tomorrow" (1969), presents a new distribution of human settlements...

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