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CANCELLED: Accidental Master Plan: The Fortuitous Open Spaces of Chestnut Hill, Lecture by Rob Fleming
April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 risks. For more information, visit fow.org/covid-19.
Meet at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Field Parish Hall
Chestnut Hill is not a planned community, but it reads as one. It has legible boundaries, a central core of commercial services, accessible transportation links, and housing types affordable across a range of income levels. Its character varies and its density ranges from tight-packed urban to near-wilderness. Between lies a network of open spaces – forested streets, parklands, and borrowed views of private landscapes and gardens – all knit together as a pleasing whole.
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy is hosting this illustrated lecture, where Landscape Architect Rob Fleming will show how even while Chestnut Hill’s gradual growth may have been unplanned, a principled aesthetic worldview informed the key land-use and design decisions that would give the community its unique character.
$15 for members
$30 for nonmembers