Walter Hood, a professor of landscape architecture & environmental planning and urban design at the College of Environmental Design, was one of the speakers at this year's TED2018 Talk. Hood, who is also founder and principal of Hood Design, discusses how urban spaces can preserve history and build community in the 15-minute talk.
Hood asks the audience, “Can public spaces both reclaim the past and embrace the future?” and explores the question using examples of projects from his own career ranging from Lafayette Square Park in Oakland to the upcoming International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. In this inspiring talk packed with images of his work, Hood shares the five simple concepts that guide his approach to creating spaces that illuminate shared memories and force us to look at one another in a different way.''
Watch the TED Talk in full here.