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Olmsted for the 21st Century: Creating Urban Change
Apr 09

Olmsted for the 21st Century: Creating Urban Change

May 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
MA 02115
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Inspired by the Map Center’s exhibition, Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces, and by LivableStreets’ Emerald Network initiative this panel discussion will focus on current advocacy to use open space to promote positive urban change in the 21st century city, much as Frederick Law Olmsted did in 19th century Boston. Panelists will address how a greenway network can increase access to jobs and recreation and improve public and environmental health in the process, helping Boston to be a city for the future. The panelists include Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now, Tamika Francis of the Boston Alliance for Community Health, Alex Krieger of Harvard University and NBBJ, Jessica Robertson of Utile Design, and will be moderated by Matt Kiefer of Goulston & Storrs.

RSVP at olmsted21.eventbrite.com.

Following the talk, join us in the Leventhal Map Center gallery for a guided tour of the exhibition, “Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces.”

Unable to make it? WGBH will record the panel discussion.