Pronounced: kuh-MOVE, verb
Notes: I could not guess the meaning of this word
The word ikistics means “the study of human settlements, drawing on such disciplines as city planning, architecture, sociology, etc.”
The word goes back to the 1960s
Background / Comments
The word was coined by Constantinos A Doxiadis, Greek architect and urban planner. It comes from (naturally) Greek oikistikos (of settlement), which comes from oikizein (to settle), which comes from oikos (house).