Sunday, April 26, 2009

Without Place We Cannot Plan for the Future

"Americans are woefully ignorant of geography and of place—ignorant, that is, of the natural and humanly constructed worlds that have nurtured us, inspired us, and, sad to say, too often frustrated us. It is hard to imagine concretely how we can envisage the good life (the humane life), and plan for the future, unless we have some clear idea as to the sort of places that we wish to exist."
Yi-Fu Tuan, Founding Board Member
Photo courtesy of JohnandJulieC

1 comment:

daddio said...

"They're too close to the trees to see the forest. People in California or New York understand that Alaska is not so big. They live in places where the wilderness once seemed limitless, but they know it disappears."

-Edgar Wayburn, environmentalist and doctor (b. 1906)