Ecopolis
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\i-ˈkä-ˈpä-ləs\
Function: Noun
Etymology A portmanteau of Ecology and Polis.

1 An approach towards a sustainable urban development. It was used in a 1991 article by architect Paul F. Downton, who later founded the company Ecopolis Architects. The term was used more recently in a 2006 article by New Scientist.

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Associated words + links
eco
ecocity

Bibliography
1. The "Sociópolis" neighbourhood in Valencia is developed on ecopolis agenda by Guallart Architects.

(uday goswam, 26/11/07)
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