NEEDHAM, Mass. — Creating common ground was the mission of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture. The year 2022 marks the bicentennial of Olmsted’s birth and his epic impact across North America.
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is devoted to stewarding and protecting Boston’s Emerald Necklace, one of Olmsted’s most celebrated designs. Through October 2022, the Conservancy is celebrating Olmsted’s bicentennial with a series called Olmsted Now, which includes public events at all six Olmsted-designed parks in Boston.
Professor Ted Landsmark of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy is a leading authority on landscape architecture.