Unformatted text preview: • Frank Scott - developed grass seed to help people grow full beds of grass in their yards • People with lawns needed lawnmowers • What purposes does the idea currently serve? o Shows that you're successful, perfectly green and smooth lawn o A good yard is seen as a commitment to the common good, contributing to the greater community o Frank Scott - "Front yard is public and it is selfish to think of your front yard as private" o Sidewalk • Adds to the sense of community • Connects all lawns, allowing people access to others • Protects lawns from possible dangers from the road • Space for utilities that aren't located under the street of in someone's yard • How susceptible is the idea to change or replacement? o New urbanism doesn't much consider lawns...
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- Fall '08
- front yard, Lawn, Frank Scott, English estate idea, middle class setting