What have our cities become, transformed into places that have separated us from what is naturally connected? How did we get to this frantic long-distance lifestyle? How did we get to less public space where cars are king with never-ending commutes, streets, avenues, boulevards, roads, and freeways? What caused nature to be relegated, at best, to a mere decorative role? Why have we lost the connection with nature that is essential to our daily regeneration? What mechanism has led us to disrupt the natural equilibrium between oxygen and CO2, resulting in an increase in CO2 and other toxic particles that jeopardize our health day after day?

To answer these questions, it’s essential to understand the underpinnings of how we arrived at our current juncture. We will navigate the intricate pathways of urban fragmentation, charting the course of decisions and developments that have shaped our modern landscapes.