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Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington

Jeff Hou is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design & Planning at the University of Washington, Seattle. 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 City Unsilenced: Public Space and Urban Resistance in the Age of Shrinking Democracy (2017).


  • –present
    Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle


  • 2001 
    University of California, Berkeley, PhD in Environmental Planning
  • 1994 
    University of California, Berkeley, Master of Architecture
  • 1993 
    University of Pennsylvania, Master of Landscape Architecture
  • 1990 
    Cooper Union, Bachelor of Architecture