The Possible City Essays

A series of engaging stories and imagery by Patrick M. Lydon, The Possible City Essays explore Japan, Korea, America, and the inherent wonder and possibility in the world through his life and lens. Independently produced by City as Nature, these are stories of real people and places that help us discover—with a little work and imagination—the possibilities hidden within our own cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

A City, Designed by Trees

A City, Designed by Trees

Seeing trees as sacred is not an anomaly, it’s the fact that our culture has somehow lost this fellowship that’s an anomaly. If trees are a keystone of our wellness, why not learn to listen to their voice? If we did, how might the things we hear transform the landscape of our city over time? What would a city look like if it were designed by trees?