The Outdoor Recreation Resources Commission marked a notable point…. The simple, close-to-home activities, it discovered, are by and far away the most important to Americans…. The structure of our metropolitan areas has long since been set by nature and man, by the rivers and hills, and the railroads and highways. Many options remain, and the great task of planning is not to come up with another structure but to work within the strengths we have, and to discern this structure as people experience it in their everyday life.
—WILLIAM WHYTE, The Last Landscape, 1968
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