2016 Good Neighbors Institute Highlights

Institute participants in discussion by a reservoir
“Well organized, informative, diversity of presentations and presenters and classrooms.”
“...an excellent way of us seeing our program with different eyes.”
– Institute participants
Two Good Neighbors Institute participants share a humorous moment


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (Mrs. A.G. Cummer; W.E. Cummer; Memorial Park), Jacksonville, FL
Riverbank Park, Essex County, Newark, NJ
SPARK Friends of Riverbank Park
NJ Historical Society
Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
Rock Creek Park – National Park Service
Buffalo Olmsted Park System, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc.
Institute participants walking on a path in Franklin Park


Alan Banks
Supervisory Park Ranger, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Lauren Meier
ASLA, Editor of Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted
Liza Stearns
Director Education & Youth Engagement National Parks of Boston
Elisabeth Nevins
SEED Education Consulting
Sarah Pharaon
Senior Director, Methodology and Practice International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
A ranger demonstrates how an early copying machine works in the historic design office at Fairsted


Day 1: History of Frederick Law Olmsted, the Olmsted firm, and Olmsted design theory and practice
Day 2: Good Neighbors: Landscape Design & Community Building; in development and practice Day 3: Landscapes as Classrooms: Identifying Needs, Resources, Content, and Partners
Day 4: Dialogic Interpretation
Day 5: Bringing it all together
Logos for Good Neighbors and National Association for Olmsted Parks

Last updated: January 24, 2018

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