It's pretty wild out there. We are moving from a psychological "terra firma" - the once apparently firm ground of corporate organizations, clearly-understood communities, families built on shared understandings, and lives that made sense - to a world that feels far more oceanic, with few landmarks, hidden and conflicting currents, and sudden overwhelming storms. The trend toward instability is long-term and global. It is not likely to get easier any time soon.
We can learn to adjust.
Or we can go beyond adjusting to change.
We can use its power.
Turn to How Change Works for ideas about the fundamentals of change and tips on how to deal with it - in an organization, a family, a community, or even within yourself.
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One of the key levers of change at the community level is the worldwide movement called "Healthy Cities" or "Healthy Communities." Here is a quick introduction, plus some resources to take you further.
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Last updated: January 23, 1999