- the scientific study of human settlements, drawing on diverse disciplines, including architecture, city planning, and behavioral science.
Origin of ekistics
1955–60; coined by Constantine A. Doxiadus (1913–1975), Greek urbanologist, ultimately < Greek oikistikōs, derivative of oikisía settlement, derivative of oîkos house; see -ics
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- (functioning as singular) the science or study of human settlements
Word Origin for ekistics
C20: from Greek oikistikos of or concerning settlements, from oikizein to settle (a colony), from oikos a house
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