“There are many people who look to nature for meaning and order, peace and tranquility, introspection and stimulus. Many more look to nature and activity in the outdoors as the road to restoration and health. However, there are multitudes alive today for whom the cherished scene of their forefathers or their childhood has been shifted in the name of progress. We need nature as much in the city as in the countryside. In order to endure we must maintain the bounty of our inheritance.
It is not a choice of either the city or the countryside: both are essential, but today it is nature, beleaguered in the country, too scarce in the city which has become precious.”
A quote from Design with Nature by Ian McHarg