Editorial Board, Arnoldia
Friends of Fairsted
Board of Directors
Environmental History Seminars, Massachusetts Historical Society
Friends of the Public Garden
- The Landscape Institute
HSP4072 Cultural Landscapes of New England
HSP4043Historic Landscape Preservation Theory
HSP4011Plants in Preservation Practice
SEM0041 Understanding the Field of Landscape History
Phyllis Andersen is a landscape historian and urban landscape specialist.
Phyllis's curricular contributions in cultural landscape and preservation studies has strengthened LI program to address the needs of municipalities, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Since earning a certificate from the LI in 1975, Phyllis has worked on urban landscape issues for Massachusetts agencies. For the Arnold Arboretum, she served as Director of its Institute for Cultural Landscape Studies, and currently sits on the Arnoldia editorial board.
She is currently at work on a book for the University of Virginia Press, A Matter of Taste: The Public Pleasure Garden and Civic Life, which challenges the role of nature in the city and examines the idea of urbanity in the context of parks.
"I've always thought of landscape studies as the most intriguing, perplexing and challenging pursuit, embracing J. B. Jackson's idea that landscape is "history made visible."