Modern Public Gardens: Robert Royston and the Suburban Park
Reuben Rainey and JC Miller
Among the most innovative and influential of Royston's office's work were a series of suburban parks in San Francisco and on the Peninsula. These designs were insightful in their understanding of sociology, play, and the postwar suburban landscape. Much has been written on the urban park, but virtually nothing on the suburban park. While almost completely unknown today, Royston's parks were one of the most socially successful landscape typologies in midcentury Northern California.
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