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Featured Quote: Anne Whiston Spirn

"Landscapes of city and wilderness represent poles of a continuum in the history and intensity of human intervention. Seen thus, they bracket a range of environments, some destructive of life and some life-sustaining ..."

Anne Whiston Spirn, from "Constructing Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted," in William Cronon's Uncommon Ground, 1996

This is part of a collection of quotes related to cities. They don’t necessarily reflect our views, just topics of interest. We welcome you to add others.

Credits: Photo of a shoreline restoration project in Maryland by Environmental Concern.