Prof. Jeffrey Hou ASLA

Professor, University of Washington

Jeffrey Hou, Ph.D. is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. As the director of Urban Commons Lab at UW, His work focuses on public space, democracy, and civic engagement. Hou is recognized for his work on guerrilla urbanism and bottom-up placemaking, through collaborative publications including Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities (2010), Transcultural Cities: Border-Crossing and Placemaking (2013), and Design as Democracy: Techniques for Creative Creativity (2017), as well as 18 years of community-based work in Seattle's Chinatown-International District. He is a 2019-2020 Fellow of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.