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Greening Cities, Growing Communities (Land and Community Design Case Studies) Paperback – July 15, 2009

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Jeffrey Hou and Julie M. Johnson are associate professors of landscape architecture at the University of Washington. Laura J. Lawson is associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Jeffrey Hou is currently Chair and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. In a career that spans across the Pacific, he has worked with indigenous tribes, farmers, and fishers in Taiwan, neighborhood residents in Japan, ethnic minority villagers in China, and inner-city immigrant youths and elders in North American cities, through projects ranging from conservation of wildlife habitats to rebuilding of indigenous villages and design of urban open space. His recent research and practice focus on design activism and engaging marginalized social groups in the making of communities and urban spaces.

In addition to his co-authored and edited books, he is a contributing author to Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space (New Village Press 2012), The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities and Urbanism (Routledge 2012), Dialogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities (Routledge 2012), Service-Learning in Design and Planning: Educating at the Boundary (New Village Press 2011), Companion to Urban Design (Routledge 2011), and Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism (Metropolis 2008).

Hou is the winner of the 2012 Great Places Award for his edited book Insurgent Public Space. He received his PhD and M.Arch from University of California, Berkeley, MLA from University of Pennsylvania and B.Arch from Cooper Union. To find out more about Jeff Hou's work, visit

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