Cultivating Nature & Nation Along the Banks of the Potomac: The Design & Evolution of the George Was

Start Date
08/25/2018
End Date
08/25/2018
Description
This presentation highlights the role of landscape architects in transforming the muddy banks of the Potomac River into a “capital river”. It focuses on the design and development of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, placing it in historical and geographic context to understand its cultural significance in shaping the landscape of the Nation’s Capital.
Location
Natural Bridge, VA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Historic Preservation
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Site Planning
Transportation
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
No
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the influence of landscape paintings a landscape architectural design.
2. Understand specific design decisions that transformed the shoreline into an iconic riverfront.
3. Understand the specific influences that led to the development of the landscape over time.
Instructors
Paul Kelsch, Ph.D.,ASLA
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Course Codes
Provider
Virginia Chapter of the ASLA


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