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A green future that doesn’t exist

Published 01/06/2010, The Jamestown Sun

In the high desert of central Arizona, more than 5,000 miles from the hall in Copenhagen where negotiators struggled and failed to come up with a global-warming agreement, sits an aging and unfinished vision of the enviro-friendly, sustainable life that some climate-change activists foresee for us all. It’s called Arcosanti, created by the Italian architect Paolo Soleri in 1970, and it is the prototype of a green community of the future. The only problem is, it doesn’t work. And it never did.

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