For long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed reading maps. I am curious about how the natural geography interacts with man-made landscaping. I wanted to investigate man vs. nature issue by composing a set of maps created with only graphic shapes and lines that depicted roadways, water, and natural areas. Without a legend of any sort, you can get a feel for how much space has been manufactured for human use...and how much has been reserved as a natural area. I chose these specific cities to start off with because I have visited them during my travels so I am familiar with the geography and man-made structures that reside within the limits of the city. Urban sprawl has never looked so beautiful...yet so terrifyingly unnatural.