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7 Souvenirs of August

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future city

A cache by wolfb8 (libby)
Hidden : 8/4/2002
In Arizona, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

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The coordinates will put you in the general area. As you explore the area; To recieve credit for this cache you need to take a picture with your GPS that shows how this future city has tried to meet its goal. Please be creatative in choosing your picture, making sure that the concept of arocology can be seen in it.
It is not nessary to take the tour but it would make it easier

Tours of the site begin in the Gallery, every hour on the hour between 10am and 4pm. The tour provides a quick but comprehensive indroduction to the history and design philosophy of this project, takes you through many of the existing buildings and shows you the proposed designs for future structures.

Suburban sprawl, spreading across the landscape, causes enormous waste, frustration and long-term costs by depleting land and resources. Dependancy on the automobile intensifies these problems, while increasing pollution, congestion, and social isolation. This future city hopes to address these issues by building a three-dimensional, pedestrian-oriented city. Because this plan eliminates suburban sprawl, both the urban and natural environments should keep their integrity and thrive.
This prototype: if successful, it will become a model for how the world builds its cities.

This future city when complete will house 7000 people, demonstrating ways to improve urban conditions and lessen our destructive impact on the earth. Its large, compact structures and large-scale solar greenhouses will occupy only 25 acres of a 4060 acre land preserve, keeping the natural countryside in close proximity to urban dwellers.

this city is designed according to the concept of arcology (architecture + ecology), developed by Italian architect Paolo Soleri. In an arcology, the built and the living interact as organs would in a highly evolved being. This means many systems work together, with efficient circulation of people and resources, multi-use buildings, and solar orientation for lighting, heating and cooling.

In this complex, creative environment, apartments, businesses, production, technology, open space, studios, and educational and cultural events are all accessible, while privacy is paramount in the overall design. Greenhouses provide gardening space for public and private use, and act as solar collectors for winter heat.



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