Public value is chosen to be at the very heart of the City Canvas. It is something that desirable, worthwhile, important and is considered as main driver for and influencer of decisions we make.
There are many ways to describe, measure, define and express what you see. Moods, compositions and impressions demand an advanced palette of media to be precise or focused. An overview.
Every ecosystem can be conceived as a set of interactive subsystems one level lower, from the highest level to the basic components, being organisms such as plants, animals and humans.
To compare the forest and the city ecostem is quite challenging. To find possible analogies is even exciting. Well, a city, can be, like a forest, considered as a community of living components...
‘Reflection’ is in fact zooming out in trying to connect the dots. Or as Alexander von Humboldt stated in 1858 (Cosmos part I): “Physical geography…, elevated to a higher point of view..."
This EPA document is one of our inspirations. It is not the design as such, but more the thinking process and concept behind it. To connect things in a higher form of intelligence.