From Buffalo to Boston: Olmsted’s Evolving Vision of Urban Park Systems
Beginning in 1868, Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux planned the first metropolitan park system in America for Buffalo, New York. Displaying a map of Buffalo at the Paris Exhibition in 1878, Olmsted called it the best-planned city in the world. That same year, he began to apply the concept he had pioneered in Buffalo to Boston. Over the next years, he would plan six parks stretching from Charles River to the harbor, a remarkable chain of green spaces known today as the Emerald Necklace. Francis… Show more
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