Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Hon. ASLA, is founding president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Rogers was named the first Central Park Administrator in 1979 and a year later became founding president of the Central Park Conservancy. She has written widely on the history of landscape design and the cultural meaning of place. Some of her books are The Forests and Wetlands of New York City; Frederick Law Olmsted’s New York; The Central Park Book; Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History; Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation across Two Centuries, a 2012 American Horticultural Society Book Award winner; and Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir. Among her many honors and awards, she holds the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal for lifetime achievement.