Extended interviews coming soon to our new website

June 8, 2010

[Betsy Shure Gross and Arleyn Levee in an extended interview for theolmstedlegacy.org]

Here’s a list of extended interviews you’ll find on our new website, coming soon:

Charles Beveridge – Author, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing the American Landscape; series editor, The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Department of History, American University, Washington D.C.

Witold Rybczynski – Meyerson Professor of Urbanism, University of Pennsylvania; author, A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century.  Architectural Critic for Slate magazine.

Arleyn Levee – Former chairperson, National Association of Olmsted Parks; board member, Emerald Necklace Conservancy; Olmsted historian.

Betsy Shure Gross – Co-founder, National Association of Olmsted Parks; former vice president, Emerald Necklace Conservancy; board member, City Parks Alliance.

Adrian Benepe – Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Doug Blonsky – President, Central Park Conservancy; administrator and landscape architect, Central Park.

Sara Cedar Miller – Official historian and board member, Central Park Conservancy; author and photographer, Central Park, An American Masterpiece and Seeing Central Park:  The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park.

Tupper Thomas – President, Prospect Park Alliance; administrator, Prospect Park.

Michael Dukakis – Former governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Democratic nominee for US President in 1980; professor of political science, Northeastern University.

Morrison Heckscher – Lawrence A. Fleishman Chairman of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art; author, Creating Central Park.

Margaret Dyson – Director of historic parks, Boston City Parks and Recreation.

Alan Banks – Supervisory Park Ranger, Fairsted: Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.


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