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John PattisonStaff
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Asked a question 5 months ago

In Chapter Two, Chuck says the success or failure of our towns and cities often defies “our ability to predict, project, or even fully understand after-the-fact.” If we start with an assumption that the success or failure of a place is ultimately unpredictable, how would that change the scope and scale of the decisions we’re making?

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I’m not an expert, but based on the experience I do have, I would say that if it’s assumed the success of failure is ultimately unpredictable, then one is basically taking too big of a risk. 
There are tools and predictable software that will aid in a planning process. If these aren’t used, one is setting themselves and the community up for failure.

There are examples of this all throughout the US and I’m sure nationally.