Central to the philosophy of arcology are “leanness” and “elegant frugality”. Arcosanti
follows the motto of “doing more with less,” by using less energy, less pollution, less waste of space and material we are creating a more efficient society. This is an idea that embraces not only the architecture but also the human aspects of everyday life. Arcosanti attracts not only those interested in studying architecture, but also people who want to learn about land stewardship, organic farming, solar energy, or simply to see what it would be like to live in a dense community based on an arcology.