25 September 2014
Nolen Plan Analysis
1. Define the Garden City ideal. Explain how:
a. Nolen incorporated the Greenbelt concept in his plan.
b. Provide another example of how Nolen utilized the Garden City
ENV 389 OLMSTED PLAN ANALYSIS
1. What is the rationale for creating a park system?
Creating a park system is vital for a healthy urban city. When a city has a connected
park system of open green spaces, everyone in the commu
7 October 2014
Bartholomew Plan Analysis
1. List 3 differences in the approach Nolen and Bartholomew took to planning and give
While Nolen modeled his city plans after those of European planning ph
Visions of Eden: Chapter 2:
1. Why was Florida a great laboratory for city planning?
Florida became a great tourism hot spot. John Nolen called Florida the last frontier.
2. Why was the 1920s a period of unabashed optimism?
Population soared urban cities
Would design interstates
o Living near an interstate is not a good thing
o Why did people have difficulty realizing this?
It made sense at the time because of the scale
o More efficient than aesthetically pleasing
Patches are large or small, round or elongated, smooth or convoluted, few or numerous,
dispersed or clustered, and so forth (LE 15). Common origins of vegetation patches are
remnants, introduced, disturbance, and environment
Two essays for midterm one will be the midterm
25 crafted definitions for in class
Green Infrastructure System Elements
Designing a system is easier than implementing a system
To implement: Gov
Where Lewis Mumfords Dream Came true James Kunstler
Review Page 20 of Park Plan Sanitary advantages
Olmsted Park Plan
Garden City (Mumford Champions)
Why was Florida such a special plan for city planning?
Fastest growing state
o Tourist d
Visions of Eden: Chapter 1 Study Guide:
Newspaper journalist for Grand Forks Daily Herald
Retired in St. Pete because of terminal illness
Worked as editor for St. Pete Times
Civic activist who spoke his mind no matter what
Visions of Eden: Chapter 1
Greatest writer of the American Dream
Were being developed to death
Happiness isnt something you pursue something you gain
Mention of Matt does everything perfect with a light in his face
*Need to lea
Exam: $700 million spend a year for buyingwetlands and forests fish and wildlife habitat;
land protecting water resources; working farms and ranches. Why is a green infrastructure
essential to this agenda? (750 words take home due Tuesday)
Use text if you
ENV 389: Environmental Planning
9 September 2014
A New American Dream
Green infrastructure needs to be in place to control sprawl and promote the smart growth
of cities. The current structure we have, or dont have,
Frederick Law Olmsted
1868 plan for Riverside, IL
o - plan for Winter Park
o Greenway system
o Extension of his Riverside plan in Boston
What type of land is it?
o Farming enough to sustain the city
Visions of Eden
Each of us is an artist whose Arthur Graham
Planning is difficult because people are selfish to think about the future.
Land consumption is 3 times the rate of population growth
o Low density developmen
Portland has an UGB where they cannot grow outside the city.
Dont need a car therenot fragmenting the landscape as much
Germany has them, too.
Costs of Sprawl screwed in Orlando
If you cannot protect lives of people, you lose.
Against the Planning Law
Political power broker
President of American Trust Bank
Majority shareholder in citys largest paving company
Special Assessment Bonds (SAB)
Issued against liens
Important to subdividers to have for public
Planning board are appointed, not elected officials.
(29) The sacred article of property rights and the pursuit of wealth could dissolve the bonds of
the best plan, even one to create a