the science of city and area planning, dealing with the integration of the basic needs of both the individual and the entire community, as transportation, communication, entertainment, etc.
Origin of ekisticsfrom Classical Greek oikos, house (see eco-) + -ics
nounused with a sing. verb
The science of human settlements, including city or community planning and design.
Origin of ekisticsModern Greek oikistikē from feminine of Greek oikistikos of settlements from oikistēs colonizer, founder from oikizein to settle from oikos house ; see economy .
- e·kis′tic e·kis′ti·cal