Julie Johnson is an Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, Adjunct Associate Professor in Architecture, and Urban Design Certificate Program faculty member in the College of Built Environments. Her teaching and research address civic landscape systems—the public places that shape how we may come together as neighbors and communities—and how design of these landscapes may contribute to greater climate resilience. She is particularly interested equitable practices and design of urban agriculture in myriad forms, ecologically robust environments for children to play and learn, and diverse, mixed used neighborhoods with healthy transportation. She is co-author of Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Urban Community Gardens in Seattle (2009). She has traveled around the world and lived in different parts of the US, but loves calling Seattle (and Gould Hall) home.
A licensed landscape architect in Washington, Julie received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University and Master of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her professional experience includes urban and landscape design in firms, a public agency, and a university-based center.