• Whenever we make changes in our surroundings, we can too easily shortchange ourselves, by cutting ourselves off from some of the sights and sounds, the shapes or textures, or other information from a place that have helped mold our understanding and are now necessary for us to thrive. Overdevelopment and urban sprawl can damage our own lives as much as they damage our cities and countryside.

    Tony Hiss (2010). “The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing With our Radically Changing Cities and Count ryside”, p.12, Vintage