chapter  32
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Open Space for the Urban Region

ByJames W. Thorsell

Woe onto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth.

Isaiah V, viii.

Woe unto Urban Man who in the twentieth century is fast approximating the condition prophesized by Isaiah 2200 years ago. Today urbanization has become the way of life of a majority of our population. Social factors such as the need to "get out of the crowds into the country" and the growing cultural sanction for extensive travel made possible by improving economic factors, are making leisure and recreation great problems and challenging opportunities in developing our "Great Society" .