Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #1086 – Oct 3, 2018

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The only possible way we can save much open space is to use every tool we can get our hands on and use them together. There has to be a unifying plan, and we must be as hard-boiled as the speculator in framing it. We must identify what cannot be saved, what can and should be saved, and tackle the job as though there will be no reprieve.

—WILLIAM WHYTE, The Last Landscape, 1968


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #1048 – August 26, 2018

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Per acre linear strips are probably the most efficient form of open space, and there are plenty of practical examples on the ground to bear this out. When they are laid along the routes people travel or walk, or poke into the places where they live, the spaces provide the maximum visual impact and the maximum physical access. They provide us a way of securing the most highly usable spaces in urban areas where land is hard to come by, and, in time, a way of linking these spaces together.

—WILLIAM WHYTE, The Last Landscape, 1968


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #1010 – July 19, 2018

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Our options are expiring. As far as open space is concerned, it doesn’t make a great deal of difference when the projected new population reaches target or whether it is going to be housed in green-belted mega-structures or linear cities or what. The land that is still to be saved will have to be saved within the next few years. We have no luxury of choice. We must make our commitments now and look to this landscape as the last one. For us it will be.

—WILLIAM WHYTE, The Last Landscape, 1968


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #972- June 11, 2018

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For most of the people most of the time, the edge of the open space is the open space.

—WILLIAM WHYTE, The Last Landscape, 1968


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #933- May 3, 2018

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Jim-Schmid’s-bike-at-Santee-State-Park-Carolina-Connector-11-11-82

What I have learned convinces me that there is one overriding consideration for any open space program. It is, simply, that open space must be sought as a positive benefit. Open space is not the absence of something harmful; it is a public benefit in its own right, now, and should be primarily justified on this basis.

—WILLIAM WHYTE, Securing Open Space for Urban America: Conservation Easements, 1959


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #900- March 31, 2018

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It is a rare [railroad] right-of-way which does not have an incredibly complicated legal and political history behind it, and unsnarling questions of title and jurisdiction is difficult under the best of circumstances. It takes a hard core of screwballs to see this kind of project through.

—WILLIAM WHYTE, The Last Landscape, 1968


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #554 – April 19, 2017

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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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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #171 – April 1, 2016

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The best way to save land is to buy it outright….

—WILLIAM WHYTE, The Last Landscape, 1968


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