Green Power Urban Wealth
In a living, crumbling city museum, build about 1000 years ago, green space is a rarity as it was at its founding, save for the King’s large and elaborate gardens. Streets are just wide enough for one or two camels and have no sidewalks let alone trees.
Rain is rare and too precious when it comes.It is to be carefully collected and not be shared with trees. (see other pictures in this photostream tagged Fez)
While the city streets and squares were uncomfortably hot, few returned to their luxurious homes where the court was adorned with shady trees, a source of comfort and delight and a sign of wealth.
This Riad is triple the size of its neighbours and features an open court with trees.
Urbanism invariably assigns marks of power and wealth and even trees can become their symbol.