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  Constantinos A. Doxiadis :: The Man and his Work
Ecumenopolis, Doxiadis's vision of an interconnected urban network covering the earth, was arguably the most ambitious of Ekistics' grand projects.
Ideologically, Ecumenopolis was the apogee of Doxiadis's optimism for a postpolitical global society where social, economic, racial and ethnic inequalities would be managed away by benevolent technocrats.
By analyzing the specific prescriptions of Ecumenopolis about the scientific management of land and the earth's resources, and also by reflecting on its metaphors of nature, balance, and ecumenism, the paper critically examines the sociopolitical implications of Doxiadis's global vision, and its crucial role in mid 20th Century debates on architecture, technology, nature and ecology.
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Ecumenopolis (from Greek: world city) is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future the urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous world-wide city as a progression from the current urbanization and population growth trends.
A civilization capable of building an ecumenopolis is almost by definition at least ranked as Type I on the Kardashev scale.
In science fiction, ecumenopolis planets are often the capitals of galactic empires.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Ecumenopolis.php   (0 words)

 Ecumenopolis - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
An ecumenopolis was a type of city that covered an entire planet, or in some cases a moon.
Humans were advanced enough to transform Coruscant into an ecumenopolis as early as 100,000 years BBY.
The game Empire at War incorrectly depicts Corulag as an ecumenopolis; however, the only depiction of it as a Ecumenopolis is in its land map (which is entirely city), and that map may take place in the only large city on Corulag.
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 Constantinos A. Doxiadis :: The Man and his Work
The cities of the future will be extra-human in dimension, therefore our task is to create them as a web of many communities with human dimensions.
Such cities will finally be interconnected in one continuous network, the Ecumenopolis, which will retain its human content despite its size.
The cities that will form the Ecumenopolis will be in some cases dynamic – expanding – static, or totally new, according to the particular needs of each region.
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 Ecumenopolis information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ecumenopolis (from Greek: world city) is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future the urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous world-wide city as a progression from the current urbanization and population growth trends.
A civilization capable of building an ecumenopolis is almost by definition at least ranked as Type I on the Kardashev scale.
The Amazon Rain Forest is a potential place for treehouses to be built since treehouses are a sustainable alternative to conventional houses.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Ecumenopolis   (475 words)

 The transnationalization of urban systems: The BESETO ecumenopolis
In the inverted S-shaped corridor from Beijing to Tokyo via Pyong yang and Seoul there are about 98 million urban inhabitants, and 112 cities with a population of over 200,000 are almost contiguous along a 1,500 km strip of densely populated land (table 14.7 and fig.
An ecumenopolis is defined as a unified settlement system spanning the entire habitable area on a global or continental scale (Papaioannou, 1970).
There is a great probability that the BESETO ecumenopolis will remain a loose idea rather than an integrated economic reality unless cataclysmic events in the future provide the impetus for its development.
www.unu.edu /unupress/unupbooks/uu11ee/uu11ee1h.htm   (2769 words)

 Total Urbanization of a Planet - The Ecumenopolis
Science fiction writers have long dreamed of a completely urbanized planet - a planet covered by a vast city, no longer "natural." The idea of the completely urbanized planet is recalled in the 1972 film, Silent Running.
However, the appearance of the plans for its construction at the end of Episode III adds a new meaning - it is the subversion of the Imperial City, symbolizing military power and the corruption of political control.
Fitting with the general themes of the Star Wars epic, there is a light and a dark side to the possibility of an ecumenopolis - one representation is a forum for discussion and peace, the other is run as a machine, a weapon of terror.
www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca /faculty_projects/terri/gravity/maemura/coruscant.htm   (836 words)

An ecumenopolis is a world-city: a planet completely covered by sprawl, with occasional exceptions for parks and wilderness preserves.
Anaxes is the next planet out past Axum; it is an ecumenopolis with a greater emphasis on parks and open spaces than Coruscant.
Alsakan is an ecumenopolis, known to pet lovers across the galaxy as the homeworld of the friendly and vermin-hunting
www.amurgsval.org /starwars/planets.html   (3121 words)

An Ecumenopolis, it was renamed Imperial Center during the reign of the Galactic Empire and Yuuzhan'tar during the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion.
Since 25,000 BBY, an Ecumenopolis, or global city, has covered almost all of Coruscant's surface.
In the large volume of material that exists relating to Coruscant, there are conflicting statements about the ecumenopolis.
www.ufaqs.com /wiki/en/co/Coruscant.htm   (2612 words)

 International Residency Program » Archive » Nine International Artists Exhibit
The impulse to recompose a fictive city from footage collected by the artist in 45 cities worldwide harks back to the original idea of Ecumenopolis as a single city that is continuous worldwide.
This piece also brings forth Van Hove’s interest in the writings of Yanagita Kunio, the father of Japanese native ethnology, and his analysis on how earlier and essential layers of national life –custom, practice, and belief– are able to filter through the modern overlays and provide a map for the present.
While reflecting on modern digital possibilities, Ecumenopolis, a still life of a sort, relates to other films’ attempt to envision the soul of a city, such as Jean Vigo’s A propos de Nice, and Walther Ruttmann’s Berlin, symphony of a great city.
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 Progressive Positivity Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But don't take that to mean that Ecumenopolis is all silly.
A perfect example is the second song on Ecumenopolis, "Dance!" It starts off like a funky number, complete with falsetto vocals telling the listener to - you guessed it - dance.
The CD is apparently divided into two sections, Ecumenopolis and I Had Some Dreams.
www.progpositivity.com /mosesreviews.html   (1439 words)

 Do you think the earth would eventually turn into an Ecumenopolis? - Page 2 - SkyscraperCity
The Earth is a water planet with 75% of it's (and shrinking because of land reclamation but might expand if global warming will melt the polar ice caps and/or shrink dramatically because of another "ice age"--as in, what happened in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow") surface covered with water.
manpower) the infrastructure of a planet-encompassing urban ecumenopolis.
In other words, Ecumenopolis is like building a castle the same size of Minath Tiris in the Middle Ages, technically possible but never happens.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=365613&page=2   (1595 words)

 Amazon.com: Ecumenopolis: The inevitable city of the future: Books: Konstantinos Apostolou Doxiades
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The development of Ecumenopolis, with the goal of seeking harmony of human being with their surrounding urban natural environment, has increasingly become an integral part of urban policy for urban development all over the world.
The technopolis should be developed in harmony with urban natural environment and ultimately to become an ecumenopolis.
Transportation networks, communication networks, and natural environmental should be designed in the way to stimulate the kind of life we would like to live (Do we know for sure?).
www.ncgia.ucsb.edu /conf/BALTIMORE/authors/sui/paper.html   (2004 words)

 Galactic Cuisine
Algae sugar: the equivalent of cane sugar on ecumenopolis worlds, where the basic nutritious algae is broken down for starches that are then unzipped into sugars.
Algae-bread: a basic ecumenopolis foodstuff, made with algae flour, algae sugar, and yeast.
Ormachek: a Mon Calamari dish, similar to a burrito, with meat and beans wrapped in a tender hide.
www.amurgsval.org /starwars/cuisine.html   (3191 words)

 Ravnica: City of Guilds at AllExperts
Following in the tradition of recent Magic blocks, Ravnica takes place in a plane of the Dominaria multiverse that was previously unexplored in the game's backstory.
The world of Ravnica is an ecumenopolis, a vast city that covers the entire surface of its planet, and is home to a diverse assortment of sentient races.
For ten thousand years, there has been a power struggle between the ten guilds, political factions that each represent a combination of two of Magic's five colors.
en.allexperts.com /e/r/ra/ravnica:_city_of_guilds.htm   (2538 words)

This, together with a few more assumptions about habitability of surfaces, types of land use, patterns of land occupation and their geometry, results in a broad pattern of urbanization of the Earth, expected to be attained, in sufficiently developed form, somewhere between the middle and the end of the 22nd century.
This does not represent a whim, flight of fancy, or a utopian wish, from the authors, an "ideal city of the future", but, on the contrary, the most likely future development, according to physical and biological constraints and laws.
Figure 1: Probable structure of Ecumenopolis with 15 billion inhabitants, 2100 A.D. Figure 2: Ecumenokepos, or the global garden, superimpsed on a map of Ecumenopolis.
www.biopolitics.gr /HTML/PUBS/VOL2/gb-papai.htm   (6617 words)

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