Thomas relates history of the Olmsted Brothers, influential landscape architects and sons of the eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Examples of their designs in various U.S. cities, displaying their principles of green belts, wide avenues etc. are presented.
Seattleâ€™s park system was created in 1902-1908. Most of its major parks and the layout of the UW were designed or influenced by the Olmsted Brothersâ€™ model. Like Seattle, Buffalo, New York is home to one of the best Olmsted-planned park systems. Thomas Herrera-Mishler, President and CEO of Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservatory, discusses the successful restoration of Buffaloâ€™s park system and the surrounding neighborhoods. Heâ€™ll share how Buffaloâ€™s success could be applied to Seattle, restoring the cityâ€™s heritage parks to their original condition.
Includes a showing of â€œThe Best Planned City in the Worldâ€. Presented by: Seattle Parks Foundation. This event is co-sponsored by The Volunteer Park Trust and Friends of Seattleâ€™s Olmsted Parks.