Dreaming-big Arcosanti has yet to rise like the Phoenix

Jan 15, 2015 700

Something about the desert, that vast expanse of nothingness, leads to Utopian thoughts. Here is where you can take a stand. Here is where you can make things right, correct society's ills and begin again with a blank slate. Here, you can create.

The problem is, in much of Arizona, the desert isn't deserted anymore. Sprawl has leached out on all sides of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, like spilled milk on a counter top, an ever-widening arc of housing tracts, strip malls, light industrial and starkly verdant country clubs.

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