The Romantic Movement emerged at the end of the 18th century and is said to have been a reaction to the scientific rationalization of nature, the Age of Enlightenment, aristocratic norms, and specifically for this study. the Industrial revolution (Rodwell, 2008). The movement sought to create awareness of nurturing nature as an important part of man which, if he related closely, life [in the cities] would be more bearable. Thoreau as a key icon in this movement had lived his entire life relating closely with nature, and sought to extend the benefits he had realized with the world through Romanticism. Concisely, Thoreau transformed urban planning into more of recreation and conservation than it was in rural and estate design (Jackson, n.d.).