Frederick Law Olmsted, Green Infrastructure, and the Evolving City

  title={Frederick Law Olmsted, Green Infrastructure, and the Evolving City},
  author={Theodore S. Eisenman},
  journal={Journal of Planning History},
  pages={287 - 311}
  • T. Eisenman
  • Published 27 March 2013
  • History
  • Journal of Planning History
Over the past decade, green infrastructure has emerged as a subject of significant interest in city and regional planning; yet, this discussion is not entirely new. Significant elements can be traced to the work of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., in the nineteenth century, and the roots of the urban planning and landscape architecture professions. As evidence, this article frames three aspects of Olmsted’s work within contemporary green infrastructure theory and practice: ecosystem services and… 

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