On May 7, 2010, officials and scholars from the People’s Republic of China visited Arcosanti as part of their study of appropriate solutions for China’s environmental challenges.
The Chinese visitors attended the Fourth International Forum on Ecological Civilization in California at the Claremont School of Theology’s Center for Process Studies.
One of the untold stories of Claremont School of Theology’s Center for Process Studies is its amazing influence in China over the past decade, under the label of Constructive Postmodernism. This has been largely due to the leadership of Dr. Zhihe Wang, Dr.Mejun Fan and Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr.
After the two-day conference, the participants traveled to Arcosanti.
The visitors toured the Arcosanti site and attended a meeting with Paolo Soleri. The meeting began with video presentations about Arcosanti and Solare, the Lean Linear City.
Many took this opportunity to question Paolo Soleri about his views of an ecologically advanced urbanscape.
Paolo urged the Chinese to not duplicate the mistakes of the West by adopting the American Dream as the Chinese Dream.
The group was enthusiastic and eager. Paolo Soleri expressed his appreciation for their interest.
Solare is featured in the today@arcosanti reports from 8/5 to 8/14/2009 and 11/27 to 12/14/2009.