For more than half a century, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. was one of America’s preeminent landscape architects who pioneered comprehensive planning and played a critical role in forming the nation’s county, state, and national parks. He wrote the key language that established the National Park Service, and for 30 years advised the Park Service on the management of land, water, and scenic resources. In California, Olmsted helped established the California State Park system and East Bay Regional Park District, and recommended a 160,000-acre park and parkway network for the Los Angeles region that still guides park advocates. In Colorado, his work resulted in Boulder’s city parks system and Denver’s 40,000-acre mountain park system.
Join NAOP, the National Building Museum, and our partners as we explore Olmsted’s lasting influence on issues specific to the American West, including park management, metropolitan growth, and the protection of the region’s unique environmental resources.
The most comprehensive presentation to date of the full scope of Olmsted’s legacy, the symposium will discuss the continued relevance of, and inspirations from, his visionary work as we seek to address contemporary challenges in landscape architecture, regional planning, and natural resource conservation.
Symposium at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. 8.0 LA CES (ASLA); 8.0 LU HSW (AIA); 8.0 CM (AICP)
Friday, March 28, 2014
Choice of symposium tours on the history, planning and design of the
- East Bay Regional Park District. 8.5 LA CES (ASLA); 8.5 CM (AICP)
- Stanford University Campus. 6.5 LA CES (ASLA); 6.5 LU HSW (AIA); 6.5 CM (AICP)
The symposium is designed for practitioners, historians, public agencies, instructors
and students, elected officials, and the public with an interest in:
Presented by the National Association for Olmsted Parks and its partners the National Building Museum, American Society of Landscape Architects, East Bay Regional Park District, and the Stephen and Margaret Gill Family Foundation with support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pacific Gas & Electric, Save the Redwoods League, and the American Planning Association.