Does anyone out there remember that martian sci-fil extravaganza starring the green governor himself? This article of an eco-city by Norman Foster conjures up images of that movie, for some odd, and fairly obvious reasons. Check it out. via archinect.

The scale of the project is rather daunting, considering building a city from scratch. One could question how sustainable a city really is if it is designed from scratch rather than organically grown over time, adjusting itself to climate and economic conditions, such as ancient Arabian towns and their related souks.

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