Reluctant City: A Brief Account of Environmental Design in Seattle
In the spring, summer, and fall issues of the 2016 Arboretum Bulletin, we published a short and lively three-part history of environmental design in Seattle, written by Betsy Anderson. It covers the period from Seattle’s first major population explosion in the 1880s to the present day.
Below are links to all three parts of the Betsy’s essay:
Part 1: Completing Nature’s Outline (The Large-Scale Civic Projects of Thomson and Olmsted)
Part 2: Retrieving Nature’s Outline (Northwest Modern Period)
Part 3: Reconciling Nature’s Outline (Combining Utility and Ecology in Design)
Betsy Anderson is a Seattle-based landscape architect for the National Park Service. She is a former member of the “Bulletin” Editorial Board.