Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

Steering Committee

February 09. 2015

The STEERING COMMITTEE had their second meeting at Arcosanti from Friday, February 6. to Sunday, February 8. 2015.

[photos by Sue Kirsch]



top row:
Roger Tomalty, Scott Riley, Peter Scaglione, Steven G. Hall and Jim Carnahan.

third row:
George Schwetz, Ruth Rae, Jim Caid and Jeff Stein.

second row:
Tomiaki Tamura, Scott DeWald, George Kosmides, Jeff Zucker and Colleen Reckow.

first row:
Mary Hoadley, Neil Urban and his wife Monique De Los Rios-Urban, Anthony Floyd and Richard Collins.


February 06. 2015

The STEERING COMMITEE, which is made up entirely of Arcosanti alumni, is having their second meeting at Arcosanti.

[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]

A few of the alumni arrived early and joined morning meeting with stories of their time here during the early years.

George Kosmides, Neil Urban and Richard Collins with Jeff Stein.

Friday evening was a spirited meeting with members of the Steering Commitee and  the residents of Arcosanti.

[this and the following photos are by Hildemar Cruz]



The Cosanti Foundation Strategic Plan Steering Committee met for the first time face-to-face at Arcosanti over the Columbus Day weekend, this past October 10,11 and 12. This, after earlier meetings in September via internet and telephone had introduced the 22 committee members—all of them alumni of previous Arcosanti workshops, now living in 8 different states and 1 foreign country—to each other.

The meetings at Arcosanti were terrifically productive, with committee members digging deeply into issues both useful and fundable, beginning to outline a way to plan for adding a renewed relevance to this gift of ideas we have all inherited from the Cosanti Foundation’s and Arcosanti’s founder, Paolo Soleri.

The Committee will be sharing a full Progress Report in the not-too-distant future. It has already made significant progress in developing ways to do the immediate work, having created subcommittees that are meeting at-a-distance frequently to deal with the Committee’s Charter, its Scope of Work, the Planning Process itself, Communications and Funding issues for the work ahead.

You are reading this now because we welcome your future support in this lengthy planning endeavor, through joining working groups that have yet to be defined, contributing to fundraising efforts, and helping meet other needs which will begin to be identified as the planning process continues. As the Cosanti Foundation Strategic Plan Steering Committee develops its work over the coming months, we look forward to its next in-person meeting at Arcosanti scheduled for February of 2015.


The Cosanti Foundation Strategic Plan Steering Committee