A NEW PATTERN LANGUAGE BOOK!
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patterns will address new challenges, including rapid urbanization,
declining public space, urban sustainability, new technology, economic
tools and strategies, geometric
patterns, and more. This draft version will be finalized later in
2019, along with an
on-line repository of these and other new patterns, based on Ward
Cunningham's new federated wiki. Ward was the inventor of Wiki,
and a pioneer of "pattern languages of programming" -- for which he
developed the first wiki. His new "federated wiki" has exciting
new capabilities which we hope to exploit in the new repository.
Ward is a board member of Sustasis Foundation and Sustasis Press.
Our goal is to exploit the powerful successes of wikis, pattern
languages of programming, and other outgrowths of pattern languages,
returning again to the challenges of cities, buildings, and public
spaces. We are collaborating with many former students and colleagues
of Christopher Alexander, as well as others who have used pattern
languages effectively in other domains. We are also working with
people in many countries around the world. We want to make a tool that
allows people in any part of the world to use, edit, add, revise and
develop their own pattern languages for their own projects,
contributing at the same time to a growing resource of patterns for
others to share.
We invite you to help us with
this exciting project! We will be pleased if you will review this copy
any comments and suggestions. Among other things,
we need to add research citations and other details to the patterns. We
expect to complete this work later in 2019, along with the online
repository, and launch both before the end of 2019.
Please email your comments and other collaboration ideas to
Michael "dot" Mehaffy at the Gmail domain. Download the full draft by clicking on the image of the book cover. Thank you!
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