“Is ‘making do’ the best we can expect in our future? Is the future simply making the best of a bad situation? Will the way forward be reduced to finding a way out?”
“The city, the future, and you” is the title of Chapter One, Part One of Glen Hiemstra and Dennis Walsh’ new book. It doesn’t have a title yet, but you can read all of it, in installments, at Futurist.
Hiemstra is the opening plenary speaker at SCUP’s Pacific Region’s 2013 conference March 24–27 at the Auraria Higher Education Center (Denver), Place Making: Strategic Identity + Place Making.
Denver-based conference co-chairs Christine King of JE Dunn Construction and Steven Schonberger of NAC Architecture are excited about the conference kicking off with such a big picture viewpoint. So we thought we’d share parts of Hiemstra and Walsh’ book, ahead of time:
Some people need to know everything before they do anything. They spend their whole life avoiding the unknown, when really they don’t have to know everything, just enough to know enough. Then there’s the “me too” crowd. They don’t think cities have to change anything. They don’t get the new global economic reality. They assume that everything will soon go back to the way it was and all will be well in the end. They’re not about to change a thing. Don’t be one of them. Step out. Make a move. You may not always be right, but the odds are in your favor that you’ll get somewhere.
There’s a shift is coming that’s going to shake the world. ...