The only way to solve the problems of the city of the present is to conceive a pattern which will permit the natural growth of the city without allowing the new additions to break up the already existing pattern. The dynamic city must by necessity possess a central part arranged in such a way as to be able to expand, without breaking into the other parts of the city. An analysis of the possible forms a city center may assume points to a solution that will permit free expansion along a predetermined axis. This axis will comprise the original central core of the city and its new development on both sides and along the central core. Such a city will follow a geographical direction and its expansion will be mainly unidirectional.
The city of the future is conceived as a city built and developing at various rates along a system of perpendicular axes. This systematic development, however, has to become an integral part of the overall area around the city and, from a planning point of view, to the overall development of the whole nation, based on a system of hexagonals. The hexagonal system is beyond doubt the best and most economic pattern for the organization of space and the interrelation of settlements among themselves.
CONSTANTINOS A. DOXIADIS