To KIM, my incredible, supportive wife without whom I could never have written this book.
To SOPHIA and SEBASTIAN, who inspire me in every way and to whom the future of our settlements belong.
To the COUNTLESS UNNAMED PEOPLE who incrementally shaped and improved our settlements through simple trial-and-error: we are indebted to your humble actions.
To the late CONSTANTINOS DOXIADIS, whose rigourous and visionary work will undoubtedly be rediscovered.
And of course, to MOM and DAD.