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Walter Hood: Urban Spaces Preserve Community!

MILANO411.com ASKS?: How urban spaces can preserve history and build community?

Can public spaces both reclaim the past and embrace the future? Landscape architect Walter Hood has explored this question over the course of an iconic career, with projects ranging from Lafayette Square Park in San Francisco 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.

Walter drops The 411 on the power of design when it comes to building a community. We see one with no cars or mini-cars powered by the sun with streets that everyone walks on and a gym in the downtown center, right next to the supermarket (with good prices) and several choices too! An outdoor gym like they have in Venice, CA. A park that you can walk too with dog play ground and a nude beach too! If you can dream it, you can build it. Ciao from Milano….

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