Re: Chroming the yard
- --- In carfree_cities@y..., Jym Dyer <jym@e...> wrote:
>I suspect that Dr. Stilgoe's comments were taken out of context, as
> | The desire to vanquish nature is a longstanding aspect of
> | the American character, said John Stilgoe, a professor of
> | environmental studies at the Harvard Design School. "People
> | don't control anything else in their environment," he said of
> | renegade concreters. "So they asphalt their property."
> =v= This is highfalutin babble. Actually the front yards being
> destroyed here are generally Victorian-style gardens, which are
> very controlled spaces.
what he's saying here doesn't make that much sense. I'm quite fond
of his work, as he's written several books about the history of the
evolution of the American landscape. Of particular interest to this
group is 'Metropolitan Corridor' which covers the history of the
transit oriented landscape that developed alongside rail right of
ways and trolley lines from 1880 - 1935.
I highly recommend it.