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Olmsted for the 21st Century: Creating Urban Change

31 May 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Organized by: Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the BPL
Venue: Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St.

LivableStreets will be hosting a panel discussion on May 31st from 5:30 - 7:30, titled "Olmsted for the 21st Century: Creating Urban Change" as part of the Leventhal Map & Education Center's exhibition, "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces". The panel is inspired by LivableStreets' Emerald Network initiative and will focus on current advocacy to use open space to promote positive urban change in the 21st century city, much as Frederick Law Olmsted did in 19th century Boston. Panelists will address how a greenway network can increase access to jobs and recreation and improve public and environmental health in the process, helping Boston to be a city for the future. The panelists include Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now, Tamika Francis of the Boston Alliance for Community Health, Alex Krieger of Harvard University and NBBJ, Jess Robertson of Utile Design, and will be moderated by Matt Kiefer of Goulston & Storrs.

The panel will be held in Rabb Hall, in the lower level of the Johnson Building of the Boston Public Library at Copley Square. Following the talk, join us in the Leventhal Map Center gallery for a guided tour of the exhibition, “Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces.”