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The Experience of Place Quotes by Anthony Hiss

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Tony Hiss has a Plan for the Delmarva

smart-cycling.org: The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing Tony Hiss's lively book takes a considered look at a variety of landscapes, from.

Tony Hiss has a Plan for the Delmarva

Whitaker, collected as All Aboard with E. Although I was only leaving the house for a few minutes and only to run a few errands mail a couple of bills; pick up an iced coffee at the local bagel shop , and although it was a perfectly ordinary day, like hundreds of others that unfold in any year, year after year, something was no longer the same. Before the door had even closed behind me, the familiar world outside immediately seemed--unexplored. That comes closest to describing the unexpected sensation that had arrived. But it was the familiar objects, the ones that were still what they had always been, that seemed the most transformed. Each thing I looked at seemed now to have a story curled inside it, and to represent something that many people from many places and times had thought about over long periods and with great care and deliberation and a kind of intelligence that takes generations to accumulate and then get sifted through and refined and pared down.

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Born in Washington D. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Hiss is spearheading NatureRail , a new environmental and transportation initiative that works with commuter railroads to safeguard and restore the land they use, and to expand recreation and wilderness opportunities for all metropolitan residents. Hiss consults frequently on changing regional growth patterns, and on imaging the future through alternate development scenes, threats mapping, ecostructure mapping, and environmental simulation. He has lectured widely in the U. The National Recreation and Park Association awarded Hiss its National Literary Award for a lifetime of "spellbinding and poignant" writing about "how our environments, modes of travel, and other aspects of the American landscape affect our lives.

Look Inside. Oct 01, ISBN Sep 29, ISBN Why do some places—the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper—affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully? What tiny changes in our everyday environments can radically alter the quality of our daily lives? The Experience of Place offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings.

Hiss, a writer for The New Yorker where portions of this will appear , passionately believes that "the places where we spend our time affect the people we are and can become. The Experience of Place. Tony Hiss. Why do some places--the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper--affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully? What tiny changes in our everyday environments can radically alter the quality of our daily lives? The Experience of Place offers an innovative and delightfully readable proposal for new ways of planning, building, and managing our most immediate and overlooked surroundings. His books have explored subjects as varied as train travel, Hunanese cooking, giant pandas, the story of his family, and the future of New York City.

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