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For instance, Franklin had the habit of asking himself two questions daily as part of the journaling process he had for his thirteen virtues. At the top of his journal was written the question: what good shall I do this day? He would return to self reflection at the end of the day by answering the other question at the bottom of his journal: what good have I done today?
Just as Christopher Alexander’s Pattern language is a hierarchical list of recipes, a masterplan for a recipe based city would consist of a series of connected recipes for different scales and types of interaction, from community to household to human level. This would allow the city to have character at every level from door handles to street plan, to have meaning and detail at every level and for there to be connections between them.