Charles Beveridge

Charles Beveridge is the world’s foremost expert on Frederick Law Olmsted. He is series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted at American University and author of the book Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape.
Charles Beveridge talks about Vaux's Dairy
Charles Beveridge talks about the vale of cashmere and 'art to conceal art'
Charles Beveridge talks about the pastoral, the picturesque, and the sublime
Charles Beveridge talks about Olmsted and Vaux - the beginning
Charles Beveridge talks about Louisville
Charles Beveridge talks about Birkenhead Park
Charles Beveridge talks about Andrew Jackson Downing

Witold Rybczynski

Witold Rybczynski is the Meyerson 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. A former architect, Rybczynski is the current architectural critic for Slate magazine.
Witold Rybczynski talks about shaping America's parks
Witold Rybczynski talks about Olmsted's early life
Witold Rybczynski talks about Olmsted the organizer
Witold Rybczynski talks about Olmsted and the art of landscape architecture
Witold Rybczynski talks about the influence on Olmsted's best park
Witold Rybczynski talks about Chicago's ambition
Witold Rybczynski talks about the 60's & 70's

Betsy Shure Gross

Betsy Shure Gross co-founded the National Association for Olmsted Parks and is the former vice president of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. She currently serves on the board of the City Parks Alliance.
Betsy Shure Gross talks about the Safety Myth in Parks
Betsy Shure Gross talks about Olmsted and America's Urban Parks
Betsy Shure Gross talks about The City Parks Alliance
Betsy Shure Gross talks about Public/Private Partnerships
Betsy Shure Gross talks about importance of parks in cities

Arleyn Levee

Arleyn Levee is an Olmsted historian and board member of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. She is a former chairperson of the National Association for Olmsted Parks.
Arleyn Levee explains why parks are so important
Arleyn Levee talks about the evolution of urban parks in the 20th century
Arleyn Levee talks about the formation of the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP)
Arleyn Levee talks about Olmsted's parkways
Arleyn Levee talks about Olmsted's genius

Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis is a park advocate and former Governor of Massachusetts. He was Democratic nominee for United States President in 1980. He currently teaches political science at Northeastern University.
Michael Dukakis talks about urban renewal in Massachusettes
Michael Dukakis talks about urban disinvestment post WWII
Michael Dukakis talks about the importance of parks to cities
Michael Dukakis talks about urban parks in Boston

Margaret Dyson

Margaret Dyson is Director of Historic Parks for the Boston City Parks and Recreation Department.
Margaret Dyson explains who Frederick Law Olmsted was
Margaret Dyson talks about Importance of Parks to Cities
Margaret Dyson talks about "Plunks" In Parks
Margaret Dyson talks about Olmsted's parks as engineering
Margaret Dyson talks about Olmsted in Boston
Margaret Dyson talks about Formation of advocacy groups, Public/Private Partnerships
Margaret Dyson talks about the 60's & 70's

Alan Banks

Alan Banks is Supervisory Park Ranger of Fairsted, a National Historic Site and Frederick Law Olmsted’s former home and office in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Alan Banks talks about the Olmstedian Style
Alan Banks talks about the importance of parks today
Alan Banks talks about the Arnold Arboretum
Alan Banks talks about Olmsted in Brookline

Adrian Benepe

Adrian Benepe is Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Adrian Benepe talks about New York City Parks on 9/11
Adrian Benepe talks about the evolution of New York City Parks
Adrian Benepe talks about New York City Parks and Public/Private Partnerships

Doug Blonsky

Doug Blonsky is president of the Central Park Conservancy and chief Administrator and Landscape Architect for Central Park.
Doug Blonsky talks about Central Park as a work of art
Doug Blonsky talks about park's decline in the 60's and 70's
Doug Blonsky talks about the formation of The Central Park Conservancy
Doug Blonsky talks about Olmsted on Today's Park
Doug Blonsky talks about The Central Park Effect

Sara Cedar Miller

Sara Cedar Miller is the official historian of the Central Park Conservancy. She is also the author and photographer of the books Central Park, An American Masterpiece and Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park.
Sara Cedar Miller discusses Miller's favorite place in Central Park
Sara Cedar Miller discusses the psychological effect of landscape
Sara Cedar Miller discusses the genesis of Central Park
Sara Cedar Miller discusses changing the Greensward Plan
Sara Cedar Miller discusses The Park's Decline
Sara Cedar Miller discusses Olmsted Vs Vaux
Sara Cedar Miller discusses early days at the Central Park Conservancy

Morrison Heckscher

Morrison Heckscher is the Lawrence A. Fleishman Chairman of the American Wing at the Metropolitain Museum of Art. He is also the author of Creating Central Park.
Morrison Heckscher talks about Central Park as a work of art
Morrison Heckscher talks about Vaux and Olmsted
Morrison Heckscher talks about the early history of Central Park
Morrison Heckscher talks about Central Park's difficulties

Tupper Thomas

Tupper Thomas is President of the Prospect Park Alliance and Administrator of Prospect Park. She recently announced her retirement after 20 years at the Alliance.
Tupper Thomas talks about women and the parks movement
Tupper Thomas talks about the public/private partnership
Tupper Thomas talks about the long meadow
Tupper Thomas talks about the great thing about Olmsted Parks
Tupper Thomas talks about the beginning of Prospect Park
Tupper Thomas talks about Prospect Park vs Central Park
Tupper Thomas talks about Music Island
Tupper Thomas talks about Brooklyn Parkways
Tupper Thomas talks about Art to Conceal Art
Tupper Thomas talks about 60's & 70's
Tupper Thomas talks about 9/11

Arleyn Levee & Betsy Shure Gross

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Arleyn Levee & Betsy Shure Gross talk about the urgency of preservation
Arleyn Levee & Betsy Shure Gross talk about The Olmsted Vault
Arleyn Levee & Betsy Shure Gross talk about the early days of the National Association for Olmsted Parks