The Olmsted Fund was established to underwrite publications and films that address the importance of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy and its potential to make today’s urban environments more socially equitable and environmentally sound.
Maintaining and expanding an understanding of this legacy should be one of the primary goals of future Olmsted scholarship—and LALH is the organization to lead the effort. The need is significant. Today’s students in landscape architecture are ready to dismiss Olmsted’s park-making principles as irrelevant to the challenges of climate change and social inequity they will face in their careers. LALH aspires to be a center for the publication of scholarship that will revive the Olmsted legacy in the most meaningful way possible, through the enlightenment of those who will someday be its stewards, thereby assuring that the future of Olmsted parks is worthy of their past.