Clevelanders: This sounds like a great film screening to attend- The Olmsted Legacy: a film about Frederick Law Olmsted and America’s great city parks.
Lots of people know Olmsted as the landscape architect of New York’s Central Park, but he designed nearly 100 public parks in his lifetime.
You likely have even been in a park he designed – in any one of Buffalo’s system of parks, Belle Isle Park in Detroit, as well as parks in Chicago, Milwaukee, Dayton and Scranton.
“The parks, he held, were to be vital democratic spaces in cities, where citizens from all walks of life could intermingle and be refreshed,” the film’s web site explains.
Screening is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. A panel discussion will follow the film; for more information, call 216.523.7330.
I hope they show this in Pittsburgh!