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Michael Woo

Dean, College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Michael Woo is Dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, one of the main training grounds for architects, landscape architects, and urban planners working in California. The first Asian American and the first trained urban planner elected to the Los Angeles City Council, Mr. Woo initiated the Hollywood Redevelopment Plan that laid the legal and financial groundwork for Hollywood’s current revitalization and played a key role in selecting the route and station locations for the Metro Red Line subway.