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Olmsted 200 Programing is Educational and Forward-Thinking

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From webinars to tours and concerts, Olmsted 200 offers programming for everyone!  Join us online for our popular Conversations with Olmsted series or in-person for our upcoming conservation conference on September 9.


Olmsted 200 is pleased to highlight two important programs for ASLA members—


Conversations with Olmsted:
On Tuesday, July 19, the National Association for Olmsted Parks partnered with the Landscape Architect Foundation (LAF) for the 8th installment in Olmsted 200’s popular Conversations with Olmsted series. The webinar featured LAF Olmsted Scholars and explored how Olmsted’s legacy shapes landscape architecture today.

Moderated by landscape architect Laura Solano, the conversation featured LAF Olmsted Scholars Anjelyque Easley Deluca (National Olmsted Scholar 2019), Bryce Donner (National Olmsted Scholar Finalist 2018), and Coco Alarcon (National Olmsted Scholar Finalist 2016).

The recording will be posted on YouTube alongside previous installments:

Save the date for Conversations with Olmsted: An International Perspective on September 20, 2022, at 3 pm ET. This program will feature landscape architect and Peking University professor Kongjian Yu and Chliean landscape architect Romy Hecht Marchant.

Registration will open soon!

The Olmsteds’ Conservation Legacy:
Please join us on September 9, 2022, in Washington, D.C. for a conference exploring the Olmsteds’ conservation legacy and the current challenges facing our national parks. Co-hosted by the National Association for Olmsted Parks and the Architect of the Capitol, the program is slated from 9 am ET to 1:15 pm ET and will be followed by tours of the U.S. Botanic Garden, Bartholdi Fountain, and the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

The Olmsteds’ Conservation Legacy will start with an examination of Frederick Law Olmsted’s 1865 Yosemite Report, which outlined the national park idea. Next, we’ll explore the Olmsted Brothers firm’s nearly four decades of involvement with the National Park Service. Panelists will examine historic and contemporary challenges to the public land ideal, including displacement, exclusion, public funding, and climate change.

Speakers include Dennis Drabelle, Rolf Diamant, Jason Newman, Lauren Meier, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, Sam Hodder, Alegra “Happy” Haynes, Philip Burnham, Shelton A. Johnson, and Priscilla Solis Ybarra.

The program is free with a $12 charge for continental breakfast.

Capacity is limited, and registration will open soon:

Find additional events on our national calendar here, and add your Olmsted-themed events to our calendar here. We’re happy to supply a free movie for chapter and community events. Email us at for more information.

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