in Density, Synergisms, Urban Change, Urban Politics

The Synergy Project

Density and Compacity

Density is a science term. Compacity is a measure of places like the New York Metropolitan Area where its analysts can take several technical measures. New York City, as an example, has a distinctive line around it that defines it well enough to yield a granular character of enormous importance.

People know exactly where they are in the NYMA and when not. Boundary lines separate one thing from another, and the stuff that makes the NYMA separate from everything else is tied to the density of things per unit of land or water. At some point, the area is not dense enough to be called metropolitan. Although these many densities combine to form measures of compacity, of everything we know, and to the detriment of humanity, it remains a vague notion.

Politics and Plans

Lines are also the subject of power. I am a researcher more than a practitioner. The lines in the world of politics and plans distinguish one leader’s area from another. Leaders may be political representatives or other types that reveal distinct responsibilities for services such as police, fire, and sanitation or how water, gas, electricity, and bytes serve your community. The lines are multi-linear. They can define you by a zip code, or the train or road used equitably to a set of career routes to and from places that shape human life.

Energy and Synergy

The premise of combining stories and writing about the compacity of urban life and the many opportunities it offers includes elements of personal political leadership essential to educate and inspire the will to create change on a scale so massive it appears impossible. It is not.

energy = infinity + entropy
energy = infinity – entropy

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