FRIENDS OF FAIRSTED PAST LECTURES

2016–2017 LECTURES

The Nature of Cities: Practice and Perception

December 1, 2016

From the Granite Garden to West Philadelphia (with a nod to the Fens): Restoring Nature & Communities

Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, MIT

March 9, 2017

Lewis Mumford’s Green Urbanism

Aaron Sachs, Professor of History and American Studies, Cornell University

2015–2016 LECTURES

In Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
America’s Best Idea: Fairsted, the Olmsteds and Our National Parks

Series Commentator: Anne Whiston Spirn
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

December 3, 2015

Our National Parks and the “Fairsted School”: An Enduring Legacy

Ethan Carr, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts/AMHERST

April 5, 2016

Parks: Cornerstones of Civic Revitalization

Rolf Diamant, Adjunct Associate Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, UVM, Retired NPS Superintendent

2014–2015 LECTURES

Perspectives on Place

Series Commentator: Keith Morgan
Director of Architectural Studies, History of Art & Architecture Department
Boston University

December 11, 2014

Dwelling in Landscape

Daniel Bluestone, Director, Preservation Studies Program, Boston University

March 12, 2015

Visible | Invisible

Gary Hilderbrand, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture
Professor of Practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

2013–2014 LECTURES

November 21, 2013

From Buffalo to Boston: Olmsted’s Evolving Vision of Urban Park Systems

Francis R. Kowsky, SUNY Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus

March 27, 2014

The Shaping of Regions: The New York Regional Plan and the Origins of Planning in America

Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association

2012–2013 LECTURES

November 14, 2012

Time Made Visible: Charles Eliot and the Planning of the Metropolitan Park System

Anita Berrizbeitia, Professor, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

March 14, 2013

Brooklyn’s Resilient Edge: The Transformation of Industrial Waterfront into Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nate Trevethan, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenberg Associates

2011-2012 LECTURES

November 17, 2011

The Enduring Design Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the Nation’s Capital

Arleyn A. Levee, Landscape Historian

March 15, 2012

Frederick Law Olmsted 1882-1890: Boston, Brookline and Beyond

Ethan Carr, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2009 LECTURE

October 28, 2009

The Olmsted Firm and Development of Brookline

Keith Morgan, Director of Architectural Studies, History of Art & Architecture Department, Boston University