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Pattern: Linear relationships enhanced by non-linear processes

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

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Local linear relationships may be enhanced by ensuring the presence of non-linear processes such that the linearity tends to become implicit rather than explicit.

Physical Local asphalt roads destroy the micro- climate and the local environment. Substituting paving stones with grass between them alleviates such effects.

Broader Non-linear organization; Local relationship loops; Local interrelationship domains; Three-way relationship entrainment; Compensating relationships in parallel; Differentiation by relationship density.

Narrower Ambiguous boundaries; Unstructured common domain; Protection of emerging foci; Embedding fixity within variability; Cultivation of productive non-linearity; Protecting variability to enhance fixity; Hierachy of perspectives favouring the broadest; Overview of communication pathway from structure; Interaction with coherent irrational perspectives; Limitation on number of occupiable temporary sites; Distinct pattern of entry points to complex structures; Spontaneous relationship formation amongst emerging perspectives; Relative isolation of structural interface with communication pathway; Interfacing vehicles of communication and networks of unmediated relationships.

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