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Connections: The Importance Of Olmsted Parks In The 21st Century

Apr 18, 2016

On Wednesday, a team from Buffalo's Olmsted Parks Conservancy is visiting Rochester to share its success stories. You might not have known that Olmsted was thinking at least in part about the boulevards and squares of Paris when he created Buffalo's coordinated system of parks. And next Sunday, Genesee Valley Park is hosting the annual Olmsted Birthday Bash.

So first, a little history: who was Frederick Law Olmsted, again? And why was he such a massive figure in American parks and design? We explore the potential of capitalizing on Olmsted's work well into the 21st century. Our guests: