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Pattern: Local action network

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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)

Pattern template

A local focal point only acquires significance in a domain when it is embedded in a local action network whose activities it facilitates.

Physical A local town hall functions more effectively when it surrounds itself with shop-size spaces available to community action groups. Availability of low-cost office space is a vital catalyst to the initiatives of effective group action.

Social A common service environment can only be effective when it is embedded in a network of specialized action projects, each testing its views within the community and mobilizing support and resources. Such a network is basic to the self-regulation of any community.

Conceptual An integrative common framework only acquires significance in a specialized conceptual domain when it is embedded in a network of investigative initiatives whose activities it facilitates.

Psychic A focal insight only acquires significance within any specialized mode of awareness when it is embedded within a network perception whose value it enhances.

Broader Local focal points; Presentation of new dimensions.

Narrower Functionality enhancement; Common external context for inactivity; Minimally-structured perspective control operations; Exchange contexts controlled by a single perspective; Exposure of structural activities to communication pathway; Hospitable interface between structures and external environment; Direct relationship between structures and communication pathways.

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