Robert Morris Copeland

Robert Morris Copeland (1830–1874) was one of a small number of American landscape practitioners whose written and built work helped establish the foundations for city planning and integrated park systems. As did his colleagues Frederick Law Olmsted and H. W. S. Cleveland, Copeland merged many of the principles of scientific farming with landscape gardening. In his short career, he created important designs for cemeteries, estates, suburbs, communities, and parks throughout New England, New York, and Pennsylvania.