Can you think of anything God created that is independent rather than interdependent? From ecosystems, weather, human bodies and molecular structures to a triune God – all function interdependently.
Cities also reflect this interdependence with many interrelated, interdependent parts. Each part operates within a highly complex living system, coexisting and rarely operating autonomously.
Although it may feel like our decisions, behaviors and choices do not impact others in a city, we are deeply connected.
Independence is an illusion. We must consider how we affect others and move toward one another if we want to see significant change in our cities.
Still unsure? Consider the visual picture below.