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Is It Time for Olmsted Again?
Aired 6/9/2001

Think Tank profiles the work of America’s first and greatest landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted is best known for designing the heart of New York City, Central Park. But his vision and his legacy have shaped many of our communities. In today’s world, public spaces seem scarce and critics complain of “suburban sprawl.” Is it time for America to rediscover Olmsted?
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  Charles Beveridge
    editor of “The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted” and co-author of “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape”
  Robert Fishman
    professor of history at Rutgers University and author of “Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia.”
  Witold Rybczynski
    professor of urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century”

Originally Aired: 1/13/2000

   
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