"Valley Section" by Patrick Geddes from 1909 offers a vision of not how a city might be laid out, but of what kind of work the land might offer. It's a naturalistic approach, though not one that has ultimately come to define large urban centers.
I LOVE this patio. The side garden used to be a grassy slope, worn ragged by a Slip'N Slide and dog play. Designer Phil Wood used stone for paving, walls and seating to define an outdoor room for entertaining and gathering.