<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> >William H. Asti Architect, Author, Artist, Economist, Development Consultant - 501-666-2784











Mr. Asti began his journey into planning communities after the 1974 oil embargo. In 1976 as the sole designer for a development company he designed individual homes, subdivisions, and neighborhoods. In that same year he wrote his first paper on the subject while inArchitectural School; Industrial Land Use in Landscape Planning. The following year he wrote a paper Energy Crisis and the Future of the Strip - Economic and Architectural Alternatives; a contingency plan, a precursor to the design of his post industrial community of the future.

Since 1977, Mr. Asti has been on the forefront of the development of numerous Community Development Initiatives, nationally. Significant to this was the creation of the Architectural Education Corporation for Community Development, the first private foundation in the United States dedicated to the issue of educating individuals and communities about the development of communications based sustainable communities. In 1980 Mr. Asti designed the first “Third Wave City of the Future” in history - PRODIGY. Mr Asti’s “City of the Future” was the first attempt at defining a 21st Century community based on a third wave sustainable economy. This accomplishment was recognized by the White House Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives in 1982.

In 1993 Mr. Asti developed the NETWORKED COMMUNITY © Concept, and in 1994 he created the concept for DIGITAL OVERLAY DISTRICTS.© In 1995 he wrote the first Digital Product Incentive Act in the U.S. which links to the Digital Overlay Districts© as a redevelopment tool used for renewing and sustaining our communities.

In 1986 Mr. Asti developed the first model for the redevelopment of existing communities as third wave communities - this redevelopment model, CENTENNIAL© - as named in 1997 - is presently being implemented in the Central High Neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas. Since 1996 Mr. Asti has been working with this neighborhood implementing this post-industrial planning model for the redevelopment of that community. This journey and process are detailed in his new book: THE CHICKEN CAME FIRST –A PRIMER FOR RENEWING AND SUSTAINING OUR COMMUNITIES.



architect, economist, development consultant