Parks, Power, and Vision

Learning from our Past to Imagine a Future for Urban Open Space

March 15, 2002
8:30 – 4:30
Arch Street Meeting House
4th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia

Welcome and Introductions

Mary Anne Hunter and Deenah Loeb, City Parks Association

Keynote Address

Counting Trees: Philadelphia’s Early Years, Elizabeth Milroy, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn

Round Table Moderator

Blaine Bonham, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

A Closer Look at the Issues in the Early Years: Recent Research

Panel A

Machine Building and City Building: The Politics and Consequence of the Fairmount Parkway
Dominic Vitiello, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Gentry Shaping the Parks Movement: An Expression of Cultural Power
Susan Morse, Temple University

Panel B

Preservation of Public Land as City Property
Joel Fry, Bartram’s Gardens

Women, Conservation and the Garden Club of America
Amy Freitag, Executive Director, Historic House Trust of New York City

Round Table Discussion: Philadelphia Parks Today

Moderator: Blaine Bonham, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Natural Resources: A Report from the Field, Mark Focht, Fairmount Park Commission

Economics of Flight: Flight or Flight, Jeremy Nowak, The Reinvestment Fund

Our People, Our Communities, Joan Reilly, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Afternoon Presentation

Seizing the Moment; Imagining the Future: A Vision for the North Delaware River Waterfront, Patrick Starr, Regional Director, Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Maxine Griffith, Executive Director, Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Julie Parrett, Associate with the landscape architecture firm, Field Operations

All Events