These plans are intended to serve the citizens of the world. Their most fundamental purpose is to guide future deliberations and decisions which affect the way people build and live. These plans which advocate the building of civil communities, the pursuit of economically and environmentally sustainable development practices, and the building and preservation of places which are useful, beautiful, and meaningful. These plans include both, visionary illustrations which depict a possible future, as well as tools for the mechanisms of contemporary planning culture.
It is essential for the reader to understand the difference: the pictures provide the vision, the diagrams provide tools for understanding, and the code and pattern book provide mechanisms for implementation. These plans ask citizens, government officials, business owners and developers to work together towards something that can be truly fruitful to all.