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Olmsted And America's Urban Parks

With incredible foresight that spanned centuries, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) brought nourishing green spaces to New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Louisville, and dozens of other US cities. Throughout his working life, Olmsted and his firm carried out over 500 commissions, nearly 100 of which were public parks. The parks, he held, were to be vital democratic spaces in cities, where citizens from all walks of life could intermingle and be refreshed. 151 years after Olmsted


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