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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical The integrity of local communities and neighbourhoods depends very much on the limit set on the number of parking spaces provided. When this exceeds about nine percent the environment becomes unfit for human use because of the number of vehicles attracted to it.
Social The integrity of groups and organizations depends very much on the limit set on the number of uncommitted participants. The opportunity of such temporary membership attracts excessive and irresponsible involvement which destroys organizational coherence and continuity.
Conceptual The integrity of a conceptual domain depends very much on the limit set on the number of unresolved issues within it on which alternative or external explanations are sought. The opportunity to offer such explanations may attract superficial and irresponsible involvement to an excessive degree. This inhibits the development of the domain.
Psychic The integrity of a mode of awareness depends very much on the limit set on the number of unintegrated perceptions on which alternative insights are sought. Openness to an excessive number of such insights inhibits the development of that mode of awareness.
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