Here are the highlights of how Part 2 – Organizing for Emergence is organized. Chapters 4-6 each focus on one of the circles in this diagram: journey, destination, emergence. Chapter 7 explores their relationship with the city’s habitats from Part 1, our economic life, social habitat and physical habitat.
Chapter 4 – An Uneasy Journey recognizes that change and adjustment within ourselves to co-create cities that serve us well is a very personal journey. Both as individuals and as a collective. This is a journey that is not meant to end. It is a journey full of uncertainty. By naming and exploring this reality of organizing cities we can find ways to allow this uncertainty serve us, rather than hinder us.
Chapter 5 – Destination Alive or Adrift teases out the role of destination as we organize our selves and cities. Knowing where we are going does not mean we know exactly how we will get there and this compels a different way of being and thinking. It will take practice.
Chapter 6 – Emerging Thresholds explores the role of bravery and risk as well stand at the threshold of organizing ourselves for possibility to emerge.
Chapter 7 – (Un)known Possibility wraps up Part Two of Nest City, reconnecting Chapters 4-6 to our social and physical habitat. The quality of this relationship has an impact on our abilities to release our fullest potential.
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Nest City is organized into three parts, each with a collection of chapters. Click here for an overview of the three parts of Nest City.