Wheatley Dialogue LO10241

Anne R Tyler (tylerar@unm.edu)
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 13:24:30 -0600 (MDT)

Replying to LO10224 --

I'm going to reply to this very briefly:

Breaking things down into parts is very useful for re-creating or changing
the parts of a whole system. The difficulty as I see it too frequently is
that the boundaries of the "whole" system are too narrowly drawn. Thus,
the parts are not the correct ones to be "fixing".

Anne Tyler
masters candidate in community and regional planning
University of New Mexico

> Yet there must be reason why we break things down into parts -
> easier to understand? easier to coordinate or manage? or do we
> feel that working across the whole is so difficult we will only
> ever end up with the 'lowest common denominator' rather than the
> possibility of whole system synergystic alignment?????


Anne R Tyler <tylerar@unm.edu>

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