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#123594 - 02/21/04 12:28 PM ekistics
Date: Wed Dec 22 00:03:31 EST 1999
ekistics (i-KIS-tiks) noun
The science of human settlements, including city or community planning and design.
[Ultimately from Greek oikistikos, of settlements, from oikistes,colonizer, founder, from oikizein, to settle, from oikos, house.]
"Konstantinos Doxiadis (1913-1975) was present at that meeting. He was a Greek architect who coined the term `ekistics' and led the movement for more thoughtful urban planning. According to (Wesley) Posvar, Doxiadis was preoccupied with the ills of city life. He thought the village format--where everything from family to food was within walking distance--was the perfect living unit."
Rehan Nasir, Former chancellor still active at
U. Pittsburgh, University Wire, 17 Nov 1998.
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