Began in the 1970s as an experimental city and urban laboratory, Arcosanti continues it's mission today by proposing an alternative to urban sprawl. Arcosanti seeks to give the urban system a boundary, keeping the natural countryside in close proximity to its urban dwellers. Located in the high desert of Arizona, just 70 miles north of Phoenix, Arcosanti will house 5,000 residents and will occupy only 25 acres of a 4060-acre land preserve when complete.
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Dec. 1, 2015 While the politicians are taking part in global climate talks in Paris, a group of scientists traced solar activity over the past thousand years and made the forecast to the year ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 Results of a 15-year study of factors affecting populations of Eastern brook trout with climate change show high summer air temperatures have a large influence, in particular ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 The case is being made to integrate soil biodiversity research into human health studies. People understand that properly managing soils is key for the global food supply, ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron ... read more
Sep. 18, 2015 A new study using a new method for calculating urban heat island intensities clarifies the conflict on whether urban density or sprawl amplify these effects more. It also provides a ranking of the ... read more
Aug. 6, 2012 Tree cover in the nation's Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation, according to a US Forest Service study of national tree cover and impervious surfaces. New ... read more