My pseudonym, GeoEntelechy, has its roots in Greek metaphysics.
Aristotle's "entelechy" is a wonderfully concise term meaning that the purpose lies within. It neatly wraps up his concept of the ultimate goal as a pulling force inherent inside a person, thing, society, ... On an individual level, it resonates with self-actualization (Maslow's hierarchy of needs), finding yourself, and living up to your potential.
I prefix entelechy with "geo" to focus on the purpose of place. Built (and natural) environments constrain how place may be used. Categorizing places into an urban ontology relies as much on function as form. For example, an office building and an apartment building primarily differ in their use. A highway is not fully a highway except when in use.
GeoEntelechy reminds me:
1) Where constrains the domains of who, what, when, why, and how.
2) Place changes over time, and there is value in guiding these changes.