Triumph of the City
How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and HappierBook - 2011
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"If we love nature, stay away from it." p.201
"America seemed on a path to widespread Walden living, where everyone could be surrounded by greenery, but somewhere along that road, something went environmentally wrong. The dream of garden living envisioned by ruskin and Wordsworth and designed by Howard and Olmsted turned out to be an ecological nightmare. Just as Thoreau's forest fire suggests, living within nature can have terrible consequences for the environment. The move to low-density livign ended up being far less sensitive to nature than Ferriss's vision of a towering metropolis." p.205.
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