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 ekistics; from Classical Greek oikos, house (see eco-) + -ics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
The science of human settlements, including city or community planning and design.
Origin of ekisticsModern Greek oikistik&emacron;, from feminine of Greek oikistikos, of settlements, from oikist&emacron;s, colonizer, founder, from oikizein, to settle, from oikos, house; see economy.
- e·kis′tic, e·kis′ti·cal