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University of Washington professor to open CED’s spring lecture series

The College of Environment and Design will open its spring lecture series with a talk by an internationally recognized place-making expert.

Jeffrey Hou, professor and chair of landscape architecture at the University of Washington, will speak Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in Room 123 of the Jackson Street building. The lecture and the following reception, sponsored by the Vincent Eleanor Ferguson Endowment, are free and open to the public.

Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association Great Places Award in 2010 and 2012, Hou has built a career focused on design activism, public space and cross-cultural place-making. His latest book, Now Urbanism: The Future City is Here, focuses on a new approach to re-evaluate and transform today’s urban centers.