Accidental Master Plan: The Fortuitous Open Spaces of Chestnut Hill, Lecture by Rob Fleming
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:30pm
Church of St. Martin-in-the-Field Parish Hall, 8000 St. Martins Lane

Chestnut Hill is not a planned community, but it reads as one. It has legible boundaries, a central core of commercial services, accessible transportation links, and housing types affordable across a range of income levels. Its character varies and its density ranges from tight-packed urban to near-wilderness. Between lies a network of open spaces—forested streets, parklands, and borrowed views of private landscapes and gardens—all knit together as a pleasing whole.
In this illustrated lecture, Landscape Architect Rob Fleming will show how even while Chestnut Hill’s gradual growth may have been unplanned, a principled aesthetic worldview informed the key land-use and design decisions that would give the community its unique character.
$15/member, $30/non-members