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Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Symposia

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Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. photo-credit Olmsted National Historic Site, NPS
Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Photo couresty Olmsted National Historic Site, NPS.

Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., whose famous father designed parks in Rochester and many other cities in the 19th century, broadened the Olmsted legacy with his groundbreaking 20th century work in urban and environmental planning, natural resources conservation, park management, and landscape architecture, among other fields. His contributions in Rochester included design work in the city’s major parks and small neighborhood squares, including extensive design work to integrate the Barge Canal into Genesee Valley Park.

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One of the three concrete arch pedestrian bridges designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in Genesee Valley Park.

The National Association for Olmsted Parks and its partners will present a multidisciplinary, two-part symposium on the work and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Participants will gain an understanding of how Olmsted Jr.’s designs, writings, organizational leadership, and politically astute collaborations offer insights and models for solving complex contemporary issues in landscape architecture, preservation and planning.

>>Visit NAOP’s website to learn more about the Symposia.

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National Mall. Photo courtesy Commission of Fine Arts.

Part I:

Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: Inspirations for the 21st Century
Washington, D.C.
October 10-11, 2013

Part II:

Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: A Vision for the American West
Stanford University
March 27-28, 2014

>>Visit NAOP’s website to learn more about the Symposia.

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View from Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park, California. Photo courtesy Douglas Nelson.

 

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