21 March 2008

Parkways in America

Dr. Timothy Davis recently visited Leonard Lopate's Please Explain to talk about parkways in America. He describes parkways as one of America's great contributions to landscape architecture and makes you just want to get out and drive. As you will see on the WNYC site (liked above) it sparked a little conversation about Robert Moses' role in creating parkways and how we sought to use them. You might already know Dr. Davis for his work at the NPS' PHS and CLP or his book on park roads. The podcast is great to listen to and would be a nice way to spend your Sunday afternoon while raking up what had better be the very last snowfall of the year.

The photograph is somewhere around DC from the Library of Congress, maybe on the George Washington Parkway or the BW.

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