Definitions

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  • proper n. The global conurbation predicted and advocated by Konstantinos Doxiadis.

Etymologies

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Coined by Konstantinos Doxiadis in 1967 from the Ancient Greek words οἰκουμένη (oikoumenē, "the world") + πόλις (polis, "city") = “a city spanning the whole world”.

Examples

  • Ecumenopolis, a term coined in the 1960s to suggest a future in which sprawling metropolises merge into one giant urban dystopia.

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  • I am a Humane Physicist working on the concept Ekalavya Multiversity an Ecumenopolis, for a democratic Globe, We have limits to growth, Robert Thomas Malthus, has predicted two centuries back that maximum number of humans who can be present at a given instant of time will be 9-12 billion, with medium and high fertility rate, we require one an half times the present infrastructure to accommodate entire humanity.

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