cities as natural environments

If you are in anyway like me, you’ll have trouble escaping from the powerful mental dichotomy of nature versus human-made. But when you manage to resist its lure and look at cityscapes as particular forms of nature rather than opposed to nature much becomes visible that would otherwise remain hidden. Cities are the human ant hill, or bee hive, and their structures both reflect and influence its inhabitants, and those that came before them.

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ways to run or walk a city – all streets

The media landscape catering to (trail, mountain and ultra)running afficionados has changed quite dramatically since I entered it in the late 90s. The number, diversity and availability of running documentaries, currently a veritable tsunami of new additions accessible through youtube or vimeo, is one of the more noticeable.

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