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URBAN WILDNESS

NATURE IN CITY_

THIRD CREEK GREENWAY

NATURE PERSISTS WITHIN THE CRACKS, FRACTURES, VOIDS, AND MISSHAPEN HAPPENINGS OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. MAN’S ATTEMPT TO ETCH A STRAIGHTER LINE INTO THE GROUND IS BROKEN, FOILED BY THE SUCCESSFUL REPRODUCTION OF SOME COMMON WEED. THE BIOLOGICAL OVERTHROWS THE TECHNICAL, ORGANIC TAKES REIGN OVER STERILE, IF IN ONLY THE SMALLEST FORMS.

 

CITY IN NATURE_

THIRD CREEK GREENWAY

PROGRESS STAKES ITS CLAIM IN THE CLAMBORING WILDNESS. ORDER EMERGES TO SUPPORT THE BUSTLING SOCIETY AROUND IT. THE CITY EXISTS TOGETHER WITH NATURE THOUGH NOT AS NATURE. INFRASTURCTURE FOR HUMANITY INVOLUNTARILY BECOMES INFRASTRUCTRE FOR THE VINES AND TREES AND ANIMALS AROUND IT. SHELTER FROM STORM, STRUCTURE TO REACH THE SUN. MONOLITH COMPACTING THE SOIL AND LEACHING FLORA TO THEIR END. THE CITY CAN BOTH PROVIDE AGAINST ITS WILL AND TAKE AGAINST ITS DESIRE.

 

CITY AS NATURE_

THIRD CREEK GREENWAY

THE COMPLEX LAYERS OF A NATURAL SYSTEM RECREATED IN THE WOVEN TAPESTRY OF STEEL, ASPHALT, AND CONCRETE. NETWORKS, LINES, PATHS, AND SIGNALS MERGE AND SYNCHRONIZE TO ALLOW FOR THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE, MATERIALS, AND IDEAS ACROSS A VAST SYSTEM OF WIRED AND PLUMBED ECOLOGY. ARTERIES AND VEINS REACH ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE VIEWED FROM THE BELLY UNDERNEATH THEY BLOT OUT THE SKY, YET NATURE PERSISTS.

 

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