The unhygienic conditions of eighteenth-century cities lead to the idea that the latter must be reorganised in order to benefit from clean air. In the nineteenth century, this awareness gives rise to an urban design approach called the hygiene movement, which calls for the transformation of urban spaces. American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted follows this trend and advocates preserving cities’ natural elements in order to create green spaces.
Arvida's plan was realized by taking into account the importance of keeping green spaces. The street alignments and the parcel division follow the topography, and allow the preservation of the School District.