Thursday, December 20, 2007

Blueprint of Paradise

I have seen the blueprint of paradise
and there is no urban sprawl.
The blueprint of paradise is car-free
and no one uses fossil fuel.
The blueprint of paradise is
designed with solar energy integrated
into the arcologies of universal love.

When you turn on the global computer,
the blueprint of paradise maps out
the sacred geometry of the arcology
surrounded by organic farms.
There are forests of fruit and nut trees
that helps make the air fresh and clean.

It's up to you to find your role
within the blueprint of paradise.
Wandering into laboratories and studios,
craft centers and recording halls,
it's a mystical, enchanting path within
the world wide web of the holy call.

The blueprint of paradise becomes real
as the pattern within us dances and sings
in unison with the rhythm of all creation.
Different beats for different cultures
building the sacred architecture,
different ecosystems and different climates
makes the creation story of arcology
into a happy family of humanity.

No more nuclear weapons,
No more border fences,
No more wars over land and gold,
No more classism of rich and poor.
In the network of sacred arcologies,
the global heart beats of love pulsate
throughout the expanding universe.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Proposal to Present at Bioneers 2008

Hello Folks,

I sent this proposal to the Bioneers folks. I'm sharing it with you because I need your support. I've submitted several proposals to them in the past hoping to be able to present these ideas at their annual conference. But, so far, they haven't been accepted. It's time that arcology become part of the debate about what we need to do about global warming. If you would like to see this workshop happen at Bioneers next year, please write them an email regarding this.

Bioneers
Attn: Kelli Webster
1133 NE 64th Ave
Portland, OR 97213

or email to: conference@bioneers.org

We are all Environmental Refugees: Our Quest for Sacred Arcology

Over the last few years, the world media has finally given attention to the problem of global warming. Many ideas on how to curb the effects of a warmed planet have been presented. Green top roofs, green buildings that recycle water and generate their own electricity, and alternative powered cars are a few suggested solutions to the global crisis that have been demonstrated to work. If implemented on a massive scale, I have no doubt that these measures could improve the quality of life as air quality, noise pollution, and water begin to clean up.

But are the measures enough? On the TED website, in an inspiring lecture by Alex Steffen he says, “We don’t know how to build a society which is environmentally sound, sustainable, which is sharable with everyone on the planet, promotes stability, democracy and human rights, which is achievable in a time frame that makes it through the changes we face. We don’t know how to do this yet.” He goes on to state that every seven days a new Third World mega shanty city the size of Seattle grows. Steffen predicts that by 2020 there could be up to 200,000 million refugees because of global climate change and political instability.

What I would like to say in my speech for the Bioneers 2008 is that green buildings throughout the world are only small scale models of the greater model we need to create. I am suggesting that it is time now to engage on a level of building a completely new design of cities, what architect Paolo Soleri calls “arcology,” the fusion of architecture and ecology. Arcology is evolutionary architecture that exemplifies a changing archetype in housing, transportation, agriculture, education, communication technologies, political and economic systems that work from a holistic, gaia, morphic field--a sustainable energy field--that is radically different from the fossil fuel paradigm.

Visualizing arcology designed with “cradle to cradle” industries, recycling, and solar power provides an infrastructure for the arcology to biomimic nature. Building arcology requires a new relationship with nature that has reverence for it and seeks to work with it in a collaborative venture. Basing arcology on sacred geometry allows us to pattern ourselves from a perspective of cosmic alignments. Such patterns create sacred space needed to build the democratic spirit within the social architecture of an arcology.

My lecture is a call for concerned people to come together in the cause of advancing this new urban model so that we can start to implement the design on a world-wide level. In our current cities, we are all environmental refugees on the edge of an apocalypse. Building a network of arcologies manifest the vision of a new political reality and planetary distribution system needed for humanity to achieve greater freedom, complexity, and order. It is time to fully imagine a world of arcologies as the saving grace of humanity and as a way for us to protect all the other precious ecosystems and life forms that thrive under our wisdom.

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A Call for Solar-Powered Arcologies, Whatever Those Are

This article was published in the Tucson Weekly Nov. 1-7th.

A Call for Solar-Powered Arcologies, Whatever Those Are

I was surprised to read at the end of "Community Under the Stars" (Oct. 25) that the community was not a "modern-day Arcosanti, some wide-eyed vision of an artist for a self-build fortress of communal living." Putting aside the nonsensical caricature of Arcosanti, where I lived for a year and a half, one of our favorite past times was to climb up on the "vaults" and look at the stars. But we could also see the glow of the urban sprawl of Phoenix growing toward us like a planetary disease run amok.

Everyone should have access to the night sky, because it puts one directly in touch with cosmic order. But in big cities such as Tucson and Phoenix, only a handful of stars can be seen through the light pollution and smog. Arcosanti, a model arcology (the fusion of ecology and architecture) is a way for all of us to experience the wondrous night sky, not just a few rich folks who can afford a home with a private observatory at places like Arizona Sky Village.

Urban sprawl and its car dependency are the reasons for light pollution. The solution is to build solar-powered arcologies. It's time now to plan one for a million people on Arizona state-trust land.

Libby Hubbard


To whom it may concern:

Thanks for publishing my letter to the editor [Nov. 1-7] about arcologies being a solution to urban sprawl that causes light pollution from keeping those of us who live in cities from being about to see the stars. From the title the editor gave my letter, “A Call for Solar-Powered Arcologies, Whatever Those Are,” it is clear that the public needs to be informed as to what arcologies are.

I request that you send a reporter to interview me, so that I can report to him or her, what arcologies are. Architect Paolo Soleri has been building the idea for 30 years in central Arizona. I have written extensively about the concept which you can see on my web site. One of the central themes of my Tucson cable assess TV show, Lovolution Village, is devoted to promoting the idea of arcology as a way to not only allow us to see the heavens again, but as a way to save us from global climate change.


Dr. Libby Hubbard

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Arcology of the People

Superpower of the people,
look out over the highways
of urban sprawl.
It is clear we have no cities of peace
as we breath in toxic smog.

The time is now to end the statue quo
of ignorance and immaturity
by seeing with evolutionary eyes.

Superpower of the people,
build us a sacred arcology!
Transcend the crisis of civilization
by building a new form of living
designed in harmony with the ecology.

Building an arcology of peace
gives us a noble cause to live for
generation after generation,
century after century,
a goal so golden that it
manifests eternal architecture
for the survival for humanity.

Enacting the blueprints
of heaven on Earth,
renews cosmic values
worth living and dying for.
Using our imaginations,
we see the starships land
as future people bless us
for taking a honest stand.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Full Moon and the Great American Seal


Tonight is the full moon. I've finished my Neu American Seal image and I am so happy about the way it turned out that I am celebrating with friends. I wish all my friends were here with me, but I know that many of you haven't seen in years. I want to know that I am thinking about you and I love you. We are going to change America!

The neu American seal gives a clear direction for America. Notice that I have replaced the eagle leg that use to hold arrows to now it holds an olive branche. The reason for this is that since 1945, war is obsolete. Peace is the only way to find the glory of enlightenment when we begin building new ecological cities, arcologies. In the shield, now you will find a model arcology, the final goal of our American destiny.

The star constellation which was in the form of a hexagram, is now a form of sacred geometry of the hexagon. The symbolism represents the consciousness shift that occures when we begin visualizing sacred geometry as the bases of sacred arcology as a new American architecture.

You can find the image at:

http://www.lovolution.net/MainPages/arcology/GreatAmericanSeal/sealArco.htm

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