Oakland's Olmsted

Walter Hood is practicing a new approach for rejuvenating urban open spaces.
March 25, 2004, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The story of the park's descent into a corpse of a place has been told many times, here and in other cities. Less familiar is the tale of its rejuvenation by a 45-year-old landscape architect who is becoming the Frederick Law Olmsted of the city's dispossessed neighborhoods.Walter Hood is a pioneer in a new approach to landscape design in which plazas, playgrounds and parks are fused into a jaunty new urban form, one resonant of a site's past."

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Published on Sunday, March 21, 2004 in San Jose Mercury News
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