Walter Hood

Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design
Dept of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
(510) 642-7419
(510) 643-6166
Research Expertise and Interest
urban design, community development, landscape architecture, environmental planning, landscape design, citizen participation, design of architecture and landscape
Research Description

Professor Hood's research interests include the critical examination and development of specific urban landscape typologies for the American city. Together they reflect and reinforce specific cultural, environmental, and physical complexities of the city and neighborhood landscape. Through his teaching, writing, and practice Hood advocates the art of "Improvisation" as a design process for making urban landscapes and architecture.

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