For over a century, writers and architects have imagined the cities of the future.
In the late 1960s, architect Paolo Soleri envisioned “arcology” – a word that combines “architecture” and “ecology,” with a goal of building structures to house large populations in self-contained environments with a self-sustaining economy and agriculture. “In the three-dimensional city, man defines a human ecology. In it he is a country dweller and metropolitan man in one. By it the inner and the outer are at ‘skin’ distance. He has made the city in his own image. Arcology: the city in the image of man.” (Paolo Soleri)
See on www.livescience.com