A highly influential urban designer, Kevin Lynch, found that people create and maintain a mental 'image' of the places we know. He identified five key structuring components. These are: landmarks, districts, nodes, paths and edges. Places that are easy to interpret and navigate, for both newcomers and residents, have a strong mix of all five elements. As well as aiding people in a utilitarian sense e.g. getting from A to B, a legible neighbourhood or city, positively conveys meaning and identity. For instance, within your local town or city, there may be a district referred to as 'China Town' or the 'Business Quarter' and each area will contain their own distinct landmarks, building facades, public art etc.