He limns a convincing world just close enough into the future to touch, with arcologies
(insular compounds with their own ecosystem) catering to the wealthy and, by contrast, ghettos of desperate, exploited refugees.
Arcologies are designed into the watersheds and ecosystems within a particular bioregion.
When the environmental movement co-opts this slogan as our underpinning principle, then mobilizing to build a network of solar-powered arcologies to house everyone sustainably seems possible.
Will a network of arcologies be born or will eukaryotic cells, the cells that make up the human body, suffocate in the [CO.
This can hardly be seen as a complaint about the particulars of the draftsmanship--some of Ron Herron's collage-drawings of the Walking City (published in Archigram 5), which depict robotic arcologies
wading through New York's East River, are in fact astonishingly detailed architectural renderings.
Successful mayors can launch arcologies
once they reach C grade or better after the year 2000.
He calls these eco-cities arcologies
, the marriage of architecture and ecology to create urban habitats that conserve resources and blend harmoniously with the environment.
The good life is the car-free life of transportation networks within solar-powered arcologies
I see a time in the near future where solar power plants in Outer Space provide a world energy grid, envisioned by Buck-minster Fuller in his book Critical Path, the necessary power to create a network of arcologies on Earth and beyond.
In the future, I see solar-powered sails projecting starship arcologies into deep space.
Finally and forever we are free to build futuristic high-tech car-free arcologies of our finest dreams.
The agency's ultimate goal would be to coordinate building a network of solar-power arcologies using Earth and Outer Space-based technologies.