This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of AAA Highroads.

Arcosanti is a little mystifying, sitting just off Interstate 17 an hour north of Phoenix. Rumor has it this futuristic world inspired George Lucas to create the planet Tatooine in Star Wars. What began as a sustainable urban experiment in 1970 remains a living testament to the innovative ideas of architect Paolo Soleri.

Discover what was behind the making of this visionary city at You can also click here to download the PDF of the full article.


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