This is a simple question and I'd like some opinions. I've created a basic outline for this medieval city in my fantasy world. Now I realize there weren't many cities back in the middle/dark ages, but this is fiction so bare with me! I have 6 noticeable key areas in this city right now: Noble Quarters, the Slums, Trade District, the Barracks, the Stockade, and the Sage Quarters (sages are wizards, basically). I'm struggling to decide if I should have the Barracks near the Stockades and then the Sage Quarters near the Slums, or if I should have the Barracks near the Slums and the Stockades near the Sage Quarters. I can't decide because i feel like the Barracks would be good to have near the Stockade because the soldiers and guards are the one's who keep order, but then again i feel like the Sage's are too prestigious to be near the Slums. But I also feel that having the Slums and the Stockades near each other would be too crime ridden and filthy and lack of order.