Join Friends of Olmsted-Beil House for a virtual discussion of Frederick Law Olmsted’s landmark 1871 report to the Staten Island Improvement Commission. In Olmsted, Public Health, and Urban Planning: A Connection 150 Years in the Making, we will hear unique perspectives about Staten Island in the late 1800s, Olmsted’s public health recommendations, and his legacy in the greenest borough of New York City. Event to conclude with a live Q&A.

This event is free, but registration is required.


Catherine Seavitt Nordenson:
Director / Professor (she ǀ her), Graduate Landscape Architecture, Program, Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York

Jessica Kratz:
Coordinator, Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island, NY, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Ed Johnson:
Naturalist & Retired Curator of Science, Staten Island Museum