Looking to Olmsted in the Era of Global Urbanization – THE DIRT

Riverside Park and Central Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Manhattan, NYC / istockphoto.com, Terraxplorer This year marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, who is considered the founder of the profession of landscape architecture. Do his ideas still matter in today’s rapidly urbanizing world? Jayne Miller, chair of World Urban … Read more

The Next Generation of Landscape Architects Reflect on Olmsted – THE DIRT

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York / istockphoto.com, Boogich Laura Solano, FASLA, principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates is a self-professed “Olmsted geek.” She moderated the latest conversation organized by Olmsted 200, with three of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted scholars, who explained what Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of the profession of landscape architecture, can … Read more

Frederick Law Olmsted, the Reporter, Author, and Letter Writer – THE DIRT

Frederick Law Olmsted / New York Historical Society Frederick Law Olmsted, who is considered the founder of American landscape architecture, was also a successful journalist and author. His articles for The New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) formed the basis of his authoring books, including The Cotton Kingdom. He co-founded the magazine … Read more