Patrick Condon’s Rule 6 for sustainable communities: Create a linked system of natural areas and parks
Seventh of Eight Excerpts
“The site is to the region as the cell is to the body; just as the health of the individual human cell has everything to do with the health of the human body, so too does the ecological function of the individual site have everything to do with the ecological health of the region,” writes Patrick Condon in his latest book, Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World.
“If sites are the cells to the body of the region, then streams and rivers are the veins. If we extend this analogy even further, the rooftops, driveways, lanes and streets of the urban landscape are the capillaries of the system.”
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Posted October 2010