A self-contained, self-sufficient enclosed city or colony. A hometown where you never have to go outside. Prototypes for generation ships and space stations in general. The final improvements you could make to your cities in SimCity 2000.

"Arcology" is a term coined by Italian architect Paolo Soleri in 1959 to describe the concept of architecture and ecology working as an integrated system. Arcology designs are fully three-dimensional mega-structure cities which can (theoretically) achieve much greater efficiencies and promote more social interaction than two-dimensional cities while using far less land and consuming fewer resources.

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