Frederick Law Olmsted, frequently credited as founding American landscape architecture, significantly impacted how we use and create public places.

Urban planning masterworks are Olmsted’s creations for the Emerald Necklace in Boston and Central Park in New York City.

Olmsted’s ideas impacted other initiatives besides the more extensive urban planning area. His advocacy for incorporating green areas into city grids impacted how American cities developed park systems.

Olmsted Park's design is often ingrained in urban environments, while Central Park is seen as a "preserved" natural piece accessible through roadways, benches, and lampposts. 

Olmsted, a pioneer in landscape architecture in the US, designed New York City's Central Park and other green spaces, often in collaboration with Calvert Vaux.