Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.:

20th Century American Landscape Architect; City, Regional, and Environmental Planner

To organize two symposia on the relevance of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.'s work to the 21st century, APA partnered with the National Association for Olmsted Parks along with other partners, including the American Society of Landscape Architects, the National Park Service, the National Building Museum and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Olmsted Jr.'s work and contributions to planning and related fields is often overshadowed by his well-known father.

The symposia, with one during National Community Planning Month on the East Coast in Washington, D.C., and the other on the West Coast in Stanford, California, will gather thought leaders, historians, public agency representatives and professionals in city, regional and environmental planning, landscape architecture and design. Participants will explore how Olmsted's designs, writings, organizational leadership, and visionary and politically shrewd collaborations offer insights and models for solving complex contemporary issues.

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

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

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