I just completed these drawings for the Urban Naturalist. These are for the chapter called "The Wounded City
I really want to help people see cities as natural environments. I think a lot of the trouble we run in to with development and pollution is in part due to our lack of regard for green nature, but also our lack of regard for the places that people do use. Cities are environments too. To care for the city is a way of showing love for the environment.
There is more to environmentalism than planting trees. By preserving dense vibrant urban spaces we give those trees a place to grow.
These drawings were inspired by New Jersey and the South Bronx (circa 1979.) -- The second drawing could also be the inner-city ring of Cleveland or Pittsburgh today
To, save the planet, save the city.