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January 21, 2000
CONTACT: Beth Nowell or
Cindy Kelly, 410-516-0341

Annual Garrett Lecture on Urban Issues

The task to sustain the legacy of Baltimore's great urban parks -- Druid Hill, Patterson, Carroll and Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park - gets harder each year as the City s Bureau of Parks faces ever-dwindling public funds. Galen Cranz, a University of California at Berkeley professor of architecture, will examine the livelihood of urban parks in a lecture at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Evergreen House Museum, 4545 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Her talk, A New Model for Urban Parks: The Importance of Ecological, Social and Cultural Opportunities, will explore what opportunities to cultivate urban parks today s policy makers are missing; review the changing roles of urban parks in the 20th century and offer a new model for the parks of the 21st century. Cranz will include her ideas about public art and its importance in the park environment in the future.

Cranz's current work focuses on environmental design, parks, open space, and public art. She has contributed articles and essays to a wide range of publications and is the author of the influential book The Politics of Park Design: A History of Urban Parks in America. In 1985, Cranz lead the design team that won first place in the National Endowment for the Arts' Cityscape Design Competition for St. Paul, Minn.

Historically, recreation and urban planning issues were important to the Garrett family, the original owners of the historic Evergreen House. The Garrett Lecture on Urban Issues commemorates that interest. Admission is $8 for Evergreen House members and $10 for non-members. A reception will follow the lecture. To make reservations or for more information please call 410-516-0341. The Garrett Lecture Series on Urban Issues is made possible in part through the generous support of The Abell Foundation.

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