In her new book Writing the City: Essays on New York, the eminent preservationist, author, and landscape historian, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, reveals the many facets of her passion for the great metropolis and her lifelong efforts to protect and improve it. Notable among her many achievements is the creation of the Central Park Conservancy, the organization that transformed one of the city’s most degraded places into its most valuable.

Join Elizabeth Barlow Rogers in conversation with Kenneth T. Jackson, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and Jacques Barzun Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, with Valerie Paley, senior vice president and director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library as they discuss the history of the Central Park Conservancy and other New York landmarks like Brooklyn Bridge Park, Green-wood Cemetery, Prospect Park, and the work of Jane Jacobs.