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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

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

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April 23
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Church of St. Martin-in-the-Field
8000 St. Martins Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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