Dec. 21, 2011
A documentary on the urban park development movement titled “Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks” will be the subject of a free, public screening at Civic Space Park’s A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., on Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. The documentary explores the park architecture of Frederick Law Olmsted and the evolution and history of urban park development in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. The event also will feature the TED talk short video by artist Janet Echelman about her work, including Civic Space Park's signature art piece, "Her Secret Is Patience.”
Viewers also will be able to participate in a short presentation and discussion on local and national Red Field to Green Fields initiatives to convert economically depressed “red” private property (residential, commercial and industrial) into public park “green” property.
The screening is a presentation of No Festival Required’s Building Community Cinema series with the support of the Speedwell Foundation, the City Parks Alliance, Arizona State University, Butler Housing Company, Phoenix Community Alliance, Phoenix Parks Foundation and the City of Phoenix.