Science Matters: The Landscape Design Legacy of Kansas City

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Science & Technology
Online Event

In the early 1890s, Kansas City’s streets remained unpaved and were often muddy. The rough, uneven topography made it difficult to traverse the city. When George Edward Kessler and the Board of Park Commissioners presented the 1893 Report, it addressed the need to correct the underdeveloped, haphazardly planned city.

The resulting impact of the Kansas City Parks and Boulevards system on community planning and development in Kansas City is extraordinary. The landscape architecture firm of Hare and Hare continued this era of planning during the Next Generation of Parks and Boulevards through 1966. Through the work of two generations of designers, the Kansas City Parks and Boulevards System improved and united the city and set the stage for future planning.

Join us for a talk with architectural historian, Cydney Millstein, who will speak about the landscape design legacy of Kansas City.

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