- Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FARR, and founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation;
- Thomas J. Campanella, associate professor of urban planning and design at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will address Moses-era parks;
- Alexandra Wolfe, preservationist at the Society for the Preservation of Long Island;
- Thomas Mellins, curator and architectural historian of mid-century public housing landscapes; and
- Evan Mason, independent scholar of New York City rear yards.
As an aside, Campanella is the author of one of our favorite books, Republic of Shade: New England and the American Elm (2003). Also Charles Birnbaum has written about Hideo Sasaki and the Sasaki Garden at Washington Square Village, a privately-owned by publicly-used green space in the Greenwich Village neighborhood that is one of our "sacred places".
The conference is offering
HDC maintains a Tumblr site which includes amazing photographs of open space in New York City. We cannot attend the conference but if you do, we would like to hear about your experience so please leave a comment.