Born from a desire to solve the problem of urban sprawl, Arocsanti is an ongoing experiment dedicated to putting community first.

“The problem I am confronting is the present design of cities only a few stories high, stretching outward in unwieldy sprawl for miles. As a result, they literally transform the earth, turn farms into parking lots, wasting enormous amounts of time and energy transporting people, goods, & services over their expanses. My solution is urban implosion rather than explosion.” –Paolo Soleri, 1977

Here are a few of my favorite shots from this unique paradise: