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Christopher Campbell

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Christopher Campbell, PhD
Chair, Department of Urban Design and Planning; Senior Lecturer Full-time, Urban Design and Planning; Director, Community, Environment, and Planning Program



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Office: 410J Gould Hall
Phone: (206) 543-6063
Fax: (206) 685-9597
Mailing Address:
University of Washington
Box 355740
Department of Urban Design and Planning
Seattle, WA 98195-5740
Street Address:
3950 University Way NE
410J Gould Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

My research focuses on community and place-making at different scales and in different settings. I am particularly interested in the social aspects of place-making and the intersection of design, social behavior, and culture. My forthcoming book, titled Making Los Angeles: Constructing a Sense of Place Out of Ordinary Urban Space (Yale Cultural Series, Paradigm Publishers), looks at how people routinely draw upon underlying symbolic grammars to construct a sense of place in very un-place-like urban settings. I am also developing a research track in Russian urban planning and design. With Professor Frank Westerlund (UW) and Professor Irina Kukina (KSAACE), I founded and continue to run the Seattle/Krasnoyarsk Exchange Program on Urban Policy, Planning, and Education. This program promotes research and student, faculty, and professional exchanges between the University of Washington and Krasnoyarsk Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Siberia).


Selected Publications

Campbell, C. and Evans-Campbell, T. (2011): Indigenist Oppression and Resistance in Indian Child Welfare: Reclaiming our Children. Pp 295-314 in Social Welfare Policy: Regulation and Resistance Among People of Color. J. Schiele (ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Evans-Campbell, T., and Campbell, C. (2011). Historical Trauma and Native American Child Development and Mental Health: An Overview. Pp 1-26 in American Indian and Alaska Native Children’s Mental Health: Development, Context Prevention, and Treatment. M. Sarche, P. Spicer, P. Farrell, and H. Fitzgerald (eds.). Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger.

University of Washington
Department of Urban Design and Planning · 410 Gould Hall · Box 355740 · Seattle, WA 98195-5740 · Phone: (206) 543-4190 · Fax: (206) 685-9597 · email: udp@uw.edu