Climb any tower in Spartanburg, SC.
Look around you.
We live in the woods.
The City of Spartanburg is an urban woodland.
We are a park, only we rarely see it from ground level.
Consider our assets, within and bordering the small limits of the city:
Cedar Springs & Croft State Park
Arcadia [named for a place of unspoiled, pastoral beauty in ancient Greece]
Pauline & Glenn Springs
And many more.
Why do we not see this?
These remarkable spaces are disconnected by billboards, storefronts, and urban landscape.
But climb 4 floors above ground level and look around.
We live in trees.
A carpet of green covers our hills.
Mountains rise just north.
Imagine what this means:
– the gentleness of rolling hills.
– the healing color of green.
– the power of the natural environment to still us.
– woods to roam.
– the architecture we could conjure from this place.
– streams that feed the garden that is our home.
To see and share this, what is needed?
A clearer image of our home, and connections between these treehoods that we can see and walk and bike and inhabit.
We can do this.