The FOCUS Speaker Series offers jurisdictions with designated Priority Development
Areas (PDAs) the opportunity to learn more about specific issues concerning the
creation of complete communities near transit in urbanized areas. Staff will strive
to have a monthly speaker. The first three speakers were made possible through a
partnership with the Local Government Commission. These events are free and open to
the public. For more information, please contact JoAnna Bullock at
"Urban Landscapes" Guest Speaker: Walter Hood
Friday, June 20, 2008
Speaker Presentation: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
FOCUS Working Group Celebration Luncheon: noon to 1:00 p.m.
Bayside Rooms, Port of San Francisco
Pier 1, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Please RSVP to JoAnna Bullock at
JoAnnaB@abag.ca.gov or 510-464-7968.
Walter Hood is Professor and former Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and principal of Hood Design in Oakland, CA. Mr. Hood was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture, 1997. He 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 and his work was recently featured in the exhibition and publication, "Open" New Designs For Public Spaces, Van Allen Institute, NY, Metropolis Magazine, the New York Times, and Dwell Magazine.
Walter Hood published his monographs: Urban Diaries and Blues & Jazz Landscape Improvisations and is currently researching and writing a book entitled Urban Landscapes; American Landscape Typologies.