Definitions

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  • noun Any ecologically ideal place or situation

Etymologies

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From the name of an ecological utopia in a novel ("Ecotopia") by Ernest Callenbach

Examples

  • How can something that destroys the sea floor and blights the landscape be considered an “ecotopia”?!

    Tower City is an Ecotopia Stacked Upon Stilts | Inhabitat

  • Yet Lord also successfully captures the sense of ambivalence that powers ‘The Ultimate City’, with its depiction of a far-future, ‘post technological’ world in which the harshness of the urban environment is rejected in favour of a ‘green’, sterile ecotopia, only to be fatally underscored by a lingering lament for the decline of industrial landscapes.

    Ballardian » 'Architectures of the Near Future': An Interview with Nic Clear

  • San Francisco is already one of the greenest cities in the US, but check out this wild new concept from IwamotoScott Architects to completely remake the city into an ecotopia by 2108.

    SAN FRANCISCO IN 2108? – The Hydro-Net Vision of the Future | Inhabitat

  • San Francisco is already one of the greenest cities in the US, but check out this wild new concept from IwamotoScott Architects to completely remake the city into an ecotopia by 2108.

    Mahesh Basantani | Inhabitat

  • Unlike the hippies, its advocates are not struggling to build ‘ecotopia’ or even to help revive the New Deal.

    Lovecraft in California | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • The Amos Power Plant in Raymond, West Virginia as seen from an ordinary backyard, and as photographed by Mitch Epstein, who coincidentally is part of ecotopia, the 2nd ICP Triennial of Photography and Video.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • The Amos Power Plant in Raymond, West Virginia as seen from an ordinary backyard, and as photographed by Mitch Epstein, who coincidentally is part of ecotopia, the 2nd ICP Triennial of Photography and Video.

    Backyard Folly

  • Speaking of Edward Burtynsky, China, ecotopia, the struggle for a "nature poetry" that bears witness...this call for papers for a conference in China titled Beyond Thoreau: American and International Responses to Nature came across my desktop this morning and looks very intriguing indeed.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Speaking of Edward Burtynsky, China, ecotopia, the struggle for a "nature poetry" that bears witness...this call for papers for a conference in China titled Beyond Thoreau: American and International Responses to Nature came across my desktop this morning and looks very intriguing indeed.

    Ecotopia, Nature, Poetry

  • LUMP - ecotopia show, with some fascinating mostly-minimalist work.

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  • A perfect world where everything is "green."

    September 24, 2008

  • Except rivers.

    September 24, 2008

  • And Soylent.

    September 24, 2008

  • Also a super cheesy book by Ernest Callenbach. Written in 1975, and it shows: to be green it is also apparently necessary to smoke dope, and enjoy "free love."

    September 24, 2008

  • Groovy.

    September 25, 2008

  • Sir Thomas’ enlightened Utopia

    Was plucked from an old cornucopia

    That these days is spilling

    New dreams for fulfilling.

    Perfection is now ecotopia.

    April 29, 2019