Episode 98: Park Week

Hartford native Frederick Law Olmsted is famous for his work in designing Central Park, but he was also a driving force behind human-shaped landscapes from Niagara Falls State Park to Smith College to the Institute of Living. Sohyun Park, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, recently cohosted a symposium on Olmsted as part of a year-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Park tells us about the lessons Olmsted’s work holds for landscape architects today, from public accessibility to social justice.

Tom and Julie also spend some time pondering the difference between AM and FM, and Tom makes a rash promise to file a public records request.