The Man and his Work

World City of the Future

Aristotle said that the goal of the city, the organized expression of man's action, is to make people happy and safe. In the period of crisis through which humanity is now passing, there is a need for working out the goals which have to guide man's action. Today, in the middle of the phase of rapid development, the goal of the city must be defined as being to make people happy and safe for better human development.

This is why, in a conference dealing with water, we should not be limited to isolated aspects of the problems, such as water for drinking, or for the production of food, or for industrial and economic development. All these various aspects, and several others, are only parts of the one general goal which should be Water for Human Development.

From Journal of the American Water Works Association, v.62, no.12, December 1970, p. 740-746