We're pleased to feature internationally acclaimed landscape architect Walter Hood at our next Urban Sustainability Forum event:
Topology/Typology: Different Urban Landscapes
Monday, June 5, 2006
Seattle Central Library Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave, Downtown Seattle
Free event; no registration required
A professor of landscape architecture at UC Berkeley and principal of Hood Design in Oakland, CA, Walter Hood’s internationally acclaimed work has spanned a variety of settings, including architecture, urban design, community planning, environmental art and research. A 1997 fellow in landscape architecture at the American Academy in Rome , Hood has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and theoretical works nationally and abroad. His firm designed the gardens and landscape for the New De Young Museum, San Francisco with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. Hood’s work was recently featured in the "Open" New Designs For Public Spaces, Van Alen Institute, NY.
Hood’s area of teaching—the “American urban landscape”—is intertwined with his design work, creating a didactic approach to the design of urban landscapes. His award-winning monographs, Urban Diaries and Blues & Landscape Improvisations, illuminate his unique approach. Hood is currently researching and writing a book entitled Urban Landscapes: American Landscape Typologies.
Event Affiliations & Sponsorships
This event is sponsored by the City of Seattle, the Seattle Public Library, BetterBricks, the Cascadia Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and ULI Seattle.
About the Urban Sustainability Forum
This event is part of the 2006 Urban Sustainability Forum, a series of energizing public dialogues on transforming Seattle into a 21st century city that is climate-neutral, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented, community-focused and sustainably designed.
Featuring nationally and internationally recognized leaders in sustainable community development, the Urban Sustainability Forum provides an opportunity for Seattle business leaders and citizens to discuss urban sustainability issues and create a shared vision for the future. The forum is sponsored by City of Seattle, BetterBricks, ULI Seattle, Cascadia Chapter USGBC.