Student or Learner
"But all of this is more than a response to bureaucracy; at its best it’s a bold expression of unfettered thinking and creativity … and there’s certainly not enough of that going around these days. An embrace of the temporary and tactical may not be perfect, but it could be one of the strongest tools in the arsenal of city-building we’ve got."
What does embrace mean here? Acceptance? Application? I have a hunch that it's the latter.
And what does "could" imply? Less certainty than "will" or "can"?