More than 90 percent of the people walking about in an ordinary neighborhood are unhealthy, judged by simple biological criteria. This ill health cannot be cured by hospitals or medicine.


Gradually develop a network of small health centers, perhaps one per community of 7,000, across the city; each equipped to treat everyday disease—both mental and physical, in children and adults—but organized essentially around a functional emphasis on those recreational activities which keep people in good health, like swimming and dancing.

… the explicit recognition of the life cycle as the basis for every individual life will do a great deal to help people’s health in the community — Life Cycle (26); this pattern describes the more specific institutions which help people to care for themselves and their health.

Make sure that, in spite of its position in a public area, each still has enough private territory for people to fell at home in it — Your Own Home (79). If there are several houses in one area, treat them as a cluster or as a row — House Cluster (37), Row Houses (38)

Reference for full-text of Pattern: p. 252medium-confidence