2015 Jun 22

Boston Futures: Olmsted’s Legacy of Landscape and the City

On Monday June 22, Gary Hilderbrand joins the latest Boston Futures panel at the BSA Space to discuss landscape futures for the city, for 2024 and beyond.

One hundred and thirty years after Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace re-shaped our city, Boston 2024 has taken a fresh look at Boston’s public spaces — proposing new athletic facilities in several public parks and the completion of the Emerald Necklace as a part of the Olympic legacy. What are the possibilities for Boston’s public realm beyond 2024? What roles can landscape play in defining and activating the Boston of tomorrow? How can new environmental challenges, new forms of recreation and leisure, new technologies, and new ideas about public space and the public realm shape the contemporary city and the social spaces that make it work?