Jeff Hou is Professor of Landscape Architecture and director of the Urban Commons Lab at the University of Washington, Seattle. His work focuses on public space, democracy, community design, and civic engagement. In a career that spans the Pacific, Hou has worked with indigenous tribes, farmers, fishers, and villagers in Asia and inner-city immigrant youths and elders in North American cities, on projects ranging from the conservation of wildlife habitats to bottom-up placemaking. Hou is a three-time recipient of the Great Places Book Award for collaborative work including Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities.
Published October 11, 2023
Hou's talk examines a selection of recent projects to further examine and underscore the linkages between border-crossing and placemaking.