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Warren H. Manning: America’s First Environmental Planner

September 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

About the Speaker:

Robin Karson is an author/editor of the book Warren H. Manning: Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner. She is founder and director of the Library of American Landscape History (LALH) in Amherst, Massachusetts. LALH is a nonprofit publisher of books that advance the study and practice of American landscape architecture. Karson has written several books and scores of articles about American landscape history and has organized touring exhibitions and documentary films. Her written work has been recognized by many national awards. A graduate of the University of Michigan in museum studies, she has been made an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Robin Karson’s talk will make a persuasive case for Warren Manning’s historical and national importance. She will provide insights into Manning’s background and work and will speak to the broad strokes of both his 1919 City Plan of Birmingham and the design of Mountain Brook in the 1920s, with lots of interesting visuals.


September 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road.
Birmingham, AL 35223 United States
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