Modeling The City of Grace

  • David WadleyEmail author


This chapter assembles remaining evidence bearing on the modeling of The City of Grace. It commences by asking whether such a city exists in real life. An unsuccessful search is conducted for eponymous and, then, non-eponymous locales around the world, including a lesser quest for settings offering ‘bliss.’ Likewise unfruitful, this initiative gives way to a round-up of further texts on practical urban theology which discuss civility, conviviality and social capital on the streets and in suburbs. The interest gravitates to place attachment and the makings of a cohesive community. These inquiries complete the gathering of background material, thus enabling the commencement of actual urban modeling. Three conceptual schema are adopted to offer guiding principles for a vision and mission for The City of Grace. On these bases, three precepts and six operative strategies are developed to support gracious function and graceful form using the conventional epistemology of urban planning. A process model of function is outlined in the conclusion of the chapter.


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