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Central Park

Frederick Olmsted pioneered landscape architecture, designing Central Park and nearly a hundred other parks and campuses across the U.S. and Canada.

Central Park, Olmsted's crowning achievement, first

. . . was a lot bigger than yours. Here’s why you should care.

It has been the received wisdom of the suburban age that kids grow up better in the country, where there is access to fresh air, trees, wildlife (although not too much of it, please), and other good things. Read more >>

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