Interview with Dr. Terence Young

City of White Gold just filmed an interview with Terence Young, PhD, in the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. Terry is professor of historical geography at Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is also author of the fascinating and intricate book, “Building San Francisco’s Parks, 1850-1930.” We brought him up from Southern California to speak on the Silver Age creation of  one of the world’s magnificent urban greenspaces, Golden Gate Park. The interview was fantastic, and the setting of a Victorian conservatory as backdrop enhanced the filming. The Conservatory of Flowers dates to 1878, the oldest structure in the Park.

Dr. Young spoke about the park movement in the United States during the 19th Century, San Francisco’s desire for an unrivaled urban park, and the trials and tribulations of building a greenspace on top of the city’s inhospitable terrain. We can’t wait to share the video with you!

We also spent time filming throughout Golden Gate Park, trying to capture as much of the Victorian essence of the park as possible. We look forward to editing all of this precious footage together. Until then, please take a look at these pictures of the interview. We hope you enjoy! (Thanks to Nilanjan “Neil” Nag for the photography.)

Published in: on October 25, 2011 at 6:17 am  Leave a Comment  

Upcoming Interview

We’ll be interviewing this week! Interviewee Terence Young, PhD. will be sharing his knowledge on the creation of San Francisco’s one-of-a-kind Golden Gate Park during the age of silver.  Dr. Young is an historical geographer at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His expertise includes environmental geography, cultural and historical landscapes, and parks & preserves. He has lectured to many public audiences  and published numerous journal articles.  His 2004 book, Building San Francisco’s Parks, 1850-1930, explores links between ideas about nature, landscape design, and social order during the development of San Francisco’s park system. We can’t wait to film this interview!

Published in: on October 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm  Leave a Comment