Lecture: Olmsted’s Offspring from Riverside to Seaside

Olmsted's Offspring from Riverside to Seaside

Olmsted’s Offspring from Riverside to Seaside


Sunday, March 24, 2019


Riverside Public Library





Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk will present “Olmsted’s Offspring: From Riverside to Seaside” on Sunday March 24 at 1:00 PM in the Main Room at the Riverside Public Library.

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside will host this presentation given by Ms. Plater-Zyberk, an internationally-recognized architect, urban designer and planner.

Ms. Plater-Zyberk will address the influence of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture, on contemporary urban design, the process of new town planning and her own recent work for the historic railroad suburbs along Philadelphia’s Main Line.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is a founder and principal with DPZ Partners, the innovative firm that designed the town of Seaside, Florida and numerous other new town and community revitalization projects world-wide. The firm’s designs reflect the growing concern for sustainability, mixed modes of transportation, a sense of place and community, and overall quality of life.

Ms. Plater-Zyberk has over thirty years of experience in a variety of projects at every scale; from regional plans and municipal zoning codes, downtown and neighborhood revitalizations, new towns and neighborhoods, to streetscapes and building designs. She is also co-author of “Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream” and “New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning.” Ms. Plater-Zyberk is one of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, an organization that has had increasing influence on current real estate development, urban planning, and land-use practices.

Join us for an informative, illustrated presentation that addresses the legacy of Olmsted as it relates to town planning today. The presentation is geared for a general audience but, given Ms. Plater-Zyberk’s prominence in the field, will interest professionals, as well.