We value scenic vistas and parks for many reasons. From where do these values come? How much worth or value is embedded in a scenic view or visually-appealing park? An economist, Dr. Leah Mathews will share data and perspectives that support our reflection on the many impacts that the work of Frederick Law Olmsted continues to have on our built and natural spaces and in our lives. Her remarks will draw our awareness to the roles that culture, experiences, narratives, and economic activity play in the value of, and values reflected in, scenic environments. This talk is one of a series commemorating Olmsted’s 200th birthday, we consider new perspectives on the power of scenery.
ONSITE | Thursday, July 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m.