You read it right - not archeology, not ecology, not architecture - but arcology. I just returned from a day exploring Arcosanti - the vision manifest of architect, Paolo Soleri. It was a vision. The spot is gorgeous - the ideas are romantic and the design is a lesson in dichotomies - curves and angles, modern and romantic, smooth and rough, wood and cement, colors and neutrals, experts and apprentices. Overall the experience was lovely - the dining room is a highlight - with two story tall windows framed by huge circles cut from concrete looking out over the ravine and mesa across the ravine. I can absolutely understand the attraction of living in this ever-changing community althought the heat and slower rate of progress would be discouraging. People have been building the community for over 30 years and while they have a lot to show they also have a long way to go with limited funds. It does seem that wth a stronger business vision to match the creative vision there could be more progress. More on this later . . .