As urbanists, we find ourselves embedded in the midst of the city’s continuous growth. We position ourselves at the point of growth, armed with a clear and detailed observation of the conditions of the city. We commit to understanding and championing the people who will populate the place: economically, socially and culturally.
The ultimate purposes of the city are nothing less than our collective striving for meaning and transcendence. Every person wants to participate in the search for meaning, the production of meaning, and the sharing of meaning. It is a fundamental right, and a cornerstone of human dignity.
The production of social meaning is the fundamental function of the city.