How Learning can be enhanced in City Life

In their book, "A Pattern Language - Towns, Buildings, Construction" Christopher Alexander et al. describe people's lives through the lens of patterns. As humans, we have aggregated and accumulated tonnes of knowledge describing different aspects of our life. One of the most important things that can be managed to improve our lives is the place we live. Theorizing, exploitation, and simple observation give us a lot of intuition on how it can be organized to achieve the most desirable and most valuable things, which are people's communication, treating their self-actualization, supporting their mental and physical health, and instant room for improvement.

Learning is a basic need for living. It is an ongoing process that we constantly perform during life. Part of information — like, the internal states of our body or the danger of the environment at a given point — we conceive and process unconsciously. The other part we choose to learn is in line with our settings based on our outlook.

Towns and cities we live in can be organized to enhance one's outlook and encourage one to learn and implement the acquired knowledge. In the book chapter called Network of learning, the authors emphasize the priority of learning instead of teaching. No teacher has unique knowledge, a secret that they are endowed with.

Knowledge is scattered throughout the culture. People of different backgrounds, different ages, different passions are the woundy bottomless fount of knowledge. Their willingness to share their knowledge must be met by the city environment. Incentivising private workshops, seminars, museums, libraries, music studios, all sort of activities encouraging socialization in a city impacts on the growth of its citizens. The more diverse the communities are in the city, the more creative and open to new knowledge become people.

Tolerance, responsibility, creativity, love are the sprouts of education. The place of life and the place of education in our lives we must consider precisely.

Thanks, Ivan - there is almost no posts about SysEng, hence nothing to comment to perform course homework! ))

Back to topic: are there any architecture patterns of learning community in the book?

Brief googling gives me example of community development practices - Открыть «Точку кипения»
But architecture view is not even a subject of a matter there.
Have you met more comprehensive approach to community creation?

Happy New Year, Yury!

Sorry for the late reply! A few days in a rush, you know.
We are almost about to launch the first few sections of the Systems Engineering course on Aisystant.EEMI. Glad to know that you are looking towards it.

Back to your question: Christopher Alexander’s book mostly concentrates on different architectural and urban development features through the lens of patterns. Regarding a community development, there is a discipline called community management, and it’s a growing field with lots of roles and practices. We take it into account when modeling the Ambassador project