Walker Art Center Next Generation of Parks Series Features Walter Hood on Urban Landscapes

. November 19, 2010 . 0 Comments

Minneapolis civic leaders had the foresight 125 years ago to create the parks system we enjoy today, so we too must plan for future generations.

Climate change, limited natural resources, economic instability, and changing demographics require a comprehensive integrated approach to parks planning and design at a time of dwindling government resources.

The Next Generation of Parks series, which began in May 2010, is an envisioning process initiated by the Minneapolis Parks Foundation in partnership with the University of Minnesota College of Design, the Trust for Public Land, and the Walker Art Center to engage citizens in imagining the future of our park system. Walter Hood, of Hood Design in Oakland, California, will discuss his firm’s projects at a free lecture at 7 pm Thursday, December 2, in the Walker Cinema. Hood Design is committed to issues that address the reconstruction of urban landscapes within town and cities. Hood’s program will be webcast on the Walker Channel.

Image: De Young Museum, Hood Design

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