Kessler's Historic Parks and Boulevards: A Green Framework for a Great Kansas City
Kurt Culbertson, the chairman and CEO of Design Workshop, traces Kessler's background and how it shaped his vision. His understanding of political and financial support systems for American cities—predating zoning, codes, and planning controls—helped ensure the implementation and success of that vision.
This presentation continues the Making a Great City series, moving its focus to the past, present, and future of Kansas City’s parks and boulevards system and its role in shaping the city. It is co-presented by the Penn Valley Park Conservancy, Roanoke Park Conservancy, and KC Parks.
Photograph courtesy of David Remley Photography.