Revised 24 May 2019

According to Doxiadis, human settlements exist to make humankind happy and safe. He orders the five Ekistic Elements into a pentagon of goals with man, or humankind, at the top. 

Figure 1: Ordering of Goals in Human Settlements (Doxiadis, 1968, p318)

I make the observation that if humankind is to continue to survive for millennia, then humankind should not attempt to dominate nature, but instead should regards itself as being a part of nature.