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I began reading the book during the COVID 19 quarantine time asking the question what is essential in the landscape and how do we have a conversation about landscape as infrastructure It was a very easy read but becameof a nostalgic look back on the past 40 50 years of how we have built the city, the landscape, what has become regular through and in practice, and at the same time all forgotten as what we are trying to build Reading during COVID crisis, it was important to have an unc I began reading the book during the COVID 19 quarantine time asking the question what is essential in the landscape and how do we have a conversation about landscape as infrastructure It was a very easy read but becameof a nostalgic look back on the past 40 50 years of how we have built the city, the landscape, what has become regular through and in practice, and at the same time all forgotten as what we are trying to build Reading during COVID crisis, it was important to have an uncountable number of stories about plagues and epidemics caused by poor planning, development, and drinking water I don t think I necessarily learned anything from the book but really have given myself a great historical framework to have contemporary conversations about what we are building right now Though a bit outdated, this was a fascinating book that offers a unique perspective of the urban environment My favorite part was the historical discussion of Boston and how its location has continued to influence the challenges the city faces and will face in the decades to come. A well describe manual for urban and regional ecosystems Flood control is a surprisingly interesting topic really , all the trees in your city are probably doomed to an early death due to poor planning, many interesting things can be done with sewage sludge, and in DC the National Park Service runs a research program on lawn care that sounds totally charming Or at least they did in 1982 Also, probably nobody should ever have a lawn Maybe a little bitdetail on city air pollution and pigeon control than strictly necessary for your average bea Flood control is a surprisingly interesting topic really , all the trees in your city are probably doomed to an early death due to poor planning, many interesting things can be done with sewage sludge, and in DC the National Park Service runs a research program on lawn care that sounds totally charming Or at least they did in 1982 Also, probably nobody should ever have a lawn Maybe a little bitdetail on city air pollution and pigeon control than strictly necessary for your average bear Bonuses ca 1984 comments on the untapped potential of these wonderful new Computers, and an epilogue describing the imagined Infernal City whose citizens did not follow the prescriptions of this book, which makes one feel lucky not to be living among roving bands of criminals in a deserted postapocalyptic city with no air conditioning Anne Spirn makes a case that nature is in our built environment and recommends ways to work with our environment, rather than against it This book may get a bit dry at parts for non urban designers, but there is so much in the book that anybody will enjoy. this book really changed how i look at the environment around me it was talking about keeping it green before green became so hip a great read for those interested in how to look for and design nature in a city. |Free Book ☮ The Granite Garden: Urban Nature And Human Design ☹ This award winning book by a Harvard landscape architect proves how important it is to understand the natural settings of cities their air, water, geology, plant, and animal life to create better,habitable urban environments Recommended reading on theory from the Landscape Information Hub UK Recommended reading on theory from the Landscape Information Hub UK The event will attract u to a new imagination world Just reads it.