Arcosanti was an Experimental Town Founded in 1970

on September 14, 2003

Arcosanti (pop. 67), an experimental town in the high desert 70 miles north of Phoenix, was founded in 1970 as a demonstration of architect Paolo Soleri’s concept of arcology, which combines architecture and ecology to reduce urban sprawl. Buildings on the 4,060-acre land preserve so far include housing, labs, an amphitheater, and music center.

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