I visited the Arcosanti archology last night
Arcosanti is way ahead of its time. Right now, few people are willing to take a slight hit in standard of living in order to use a very small percentage of our national average use of natural resources. Fast forward 10 or 20 years when gas and heating fuel cost many times what they are today and the elegant low environmental-impact living style of Arcosanti looks good indeed. The beautiful buildings are designed to stay cool in the hot Arizona mountains summers and warm in the brisk winters. Whenever I go to Arcosanti I feel like I am looking at the future of how the human race can comfortably and happily adapt to resource shortages.