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From Central Park to the High Line: New York's Urban Landscapes

From Green-Wood Cemetery and Central Park in the 19th century to the parks of Robert Moses in the 20th century, New York has long laid claim to a rich legacy of landscape design. In recent decades, however, New York has emerged as perhaps the world’s leading showcase of landscape planning. Such renowned figures as James Corner, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Piet Oudolf, West 8, Lynden B. Miller, and many others have transformed the city’s postindustrial landscape with such works as Brooklyn Bridge Park, the High Line, and Hudson River Park. Through lively online discussions, trace the history of the design of public spaces in New York City.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the history of the design of public spaces in New York City
  • Familiarity with the work of current renowned figures of landscape planning

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
  • Lovers of urban gardens and landscaping
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