|Fragment of the Generative Code for Neighborhoods|
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Identify the damaged places which need repair, so that they become a focus for constructive action.
This is based on a principle first enunciated thirty years ago in A Pattern Language. The pattern Site Repair says that in any kind of building process, it is wisest to build on the places which are damaged, and to leave the undamaged places -- those that have more life as they are -- intact.|
This achieves two goals.
|AGREEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY|
In the drawing (shown above), made by Yodan Rofe, we see a part of Emeryville, lying between Oakland and Berkeley. The dark blue spots show spots of damage; the red spots show places that have potential to be fixed. Yellow spots show places that people really like.|
What is fascinating about the map, is that each dot shows a place singled out by an individual as being good, bad, or indifferent. Yodan undertook this study, to show the very considerable level of agreement among people about places that have life, or do not. It is established, by this study, that the life or absence of life, is an objective phenomenon, with a deep base in communal sentiment.
This, in itself, is a profound discovery, which sets the stage for intellegent and effective action.
TASKS TO COMPLETE
IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS UNFOLDING
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