Author Archives: Jenny McGuigan

She is widely considered to have been the first American woman to become a certified architect, and she left her stamp throughout western New York and in New England. By Sydney Franklin, NY Times Read more at The New York Times.

Planners and designers are linking labor, social services and maintenance to building projects by prioritizing the concept of “care.” By Alexandra Lange, Bloomberg CityLab Read more at Bloomberg CityLab

Deepdene Park on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta is an imminent issue, said Eric Meyer, policy analyst in Rader’s office. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has drafted a design to remove stormwater from Ponce de Leon Avenue and push it into Deepdene Park. By Logan C. Ritchie, contributor, Decaturish Read more at https://decaturish.com/2021/10/dekalb-county-to-use-american-rescue-funds-to-improve-20-parks/?blm_aid=21312513

National Geographic profiled urban trails including Olmsted Linear Parks. Read the entire article here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/heres-the-revolutionary-idea-behind-americas-urban-trails

OLPA Presents “Atlanta’s Historic Druid Hills and Chicago’s Village of Riverside”A Perspective on Frederick Law Olmsted’s First & Last Residential Communities The work of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, spans decades and his contributions to the beauty of our cities endures today. The 200th anniversary of Olmsted’s birth will be celebrated nationally in April 2022. As part of the prelude to this bi-centennial commemoration, Olmsted Linear Park Alliance (OLPA) hosted a presentation on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom to showcase and compare Olmsted’s first and last residential communities – Riverside, Illinois, outside of Chicago, designed in 1869, and Druid Hills in Atlanta, Georgia, designed in 1893. Noted Atlanta landscape architect and National Association for Olmsted Parks board member, Spencer Tunnell, will take us on a journey through time to explore how these two special communities were designed to build a sense of community,…

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Olmsted Linear Park Alliance (OLPA) is a proud celebration partner of the Olmsted 200 campaign, a nationwide celebration honoring the Bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted (FLO) in 2022.  Olmsted is the famed 19th-century author, public official, urban planner and founder of American landscape architecture whose vision of “parks for all people” helped shape American culture. The Bicentennial will include national and local events, advocacy and education about Olmsted’s life, legacy and values in order to build public and policy support for America’s natural and historic spaces. For more information and resources, visit www.Olmsted200.org and sign up for the monthly newspaper, Olmsted Insider, which will provide timely information about the Campaign in 2021 and 2022.

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