Defining What is a Polis? What does it consist of?
The basic elements of human settlements in the ekistics studies are described below
(Doxiades, 1968, p.12):
“Nature, providing the foundation upon which the settlements are created and the frame within which they can function”
“Shells, or the structures within which a human lives and carry out his different functions”
“Networks, or the natural and human-made systems which facilitate the functioning of the settlements, as for example roads, cycling corridors and infrastructure in general.”