City of Gardens
Should you ask why we love Greendale,
Find it fun to work and play here,
We all answer, all tell you . . .
It's awakening to bird-song
In the rosy dawn of springtime!
Watching frisky squirrels cavorting!
Romping space for pets and children,
Far from city's threatening traffic!
It's group picnics at grounds southward,
And the suppers cooked o'er charcoal
In one corner of our gardens;
Baby's playpen in the sunshine,
Knowing well that naught can harm him!
- Vivian Husher, This is Greendale
explore a counterpoint to utopia that manifested itself in nineteenth
and twentieth century city planning. As corporations and trusts gird
the nation with railroads and sell their ideologies with worlds fairs,
some critics fear the dynamo - the "big generator" - that grows within
the American garden of Eden. Fearing that our communities have become
too mechanized, too planned, they call for a romantic rhetoric of
arcadia - a mythical green space, a modern compromise with the forces
Dr. Wood's Additional Resources
Even More Resources
Howard, E. (1902). Garden cities of to-morrow. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.