Arcology (short for Architectural Ecology) is a term used to describe a self-sustaining colony, typically a massive building which does not need to import or export supplies to stay running and maintain a population of humans.
The most famous arcology is the SCIRE, due to its presence in Seattle and its catastrophic shutdown. Other commonly known arcologies include the off-shore arkoblocks built by Proteus AG and the Yamatetsu Saotome AquaDomes.

A true arcology is self-sustaining, and needs no outside influence to maintain itself. However, many offshore, deep space, and other colonies are often referred to as arcologies due to their similarities to true arcologies.


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