Prompt: Choose one of the statements below and expound upon your own ideas using at least one example by Morse (with proper citations):
“Communities are not programmable or predictable”
When we see and experience what a successful community feels like, we have to wonder how it got that way. Morse (2014), puts it in a way that successful communities take time to build and nothing occurs in an overnight time span. Starting a new community or making changes to a community takes on a different perspective of the teamwork’s imagination of the community outlook. When Morse says “communities are not predictable” (Morse, 2014, p. 5-6) she is right in the sense that there will be ideas and missions that fail. However, because communities fail, it makes them succeed. Meaning, if we rule out all the factors that make communities fail, we can pull together the ideas that make them work. In the end, communities are not easy to generate as it takes brain power and willingness to strive through even the toughest times.
Morse, S. (2014). Smart communities: How citizens and local leaders can use strategic thinking to build a brighter future (2nd edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.