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 presented “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 hosted this presentation given by Ms. Plater-Zyberk, an internationally-recognized architect, urban designer and planner.

The event was filmed and is now available to be viewed at the link below:


Ms. Plater-Zyberk addressed 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.