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Call of the Wild: Taking Up Paolo Soleri’s Mantle

Jeff Stein on living in the experimental desert town of Arcosanti, merging architecture and ecology, and urban systems that function as super-organisms.

Jeff Stein, photo by Jared Green At 42 Arcosanti, a community north of Phoenix, Arizona has been celebrated, yet generally ignored, by the world at large. Nevertheless, the place that architect Paolo Soleri and his followers built in the desert, survives. Indeed, it can teach us enormously important lessons about cities, buildings, people, nature, and authenticity of place. Jeff Stein,…

Q&A: Mayor Mick Cornett

A few years ago few thought of Oklahoma City as a place to visit. Then local citizens decided to invest in themselves. Today the city attracts tourists and jobs. It is also a great place to raise a family.  Mick Cornett is now serving his third term as mayor of Oklahoma City. He is the national president of the organization…

Q&A: Diana Balmori

Diana Balmori / Image credit: © Margaret Morton Architecture as an object in the landscape is an old fashioned idea. We now know that this attitude is dangerously shortsighted. One woman makes a strong and memorable argument for integrating the two fields of practice for the benefit of both, as well as the Earth and its creatures. Diana Balmori, PhD,…