Clare Cooper Marcus

Professor Emerita in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
University of California at Berkeley

Clare Cooper Marcus is professor emerita in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the principal of Healing Landscapes, a consulting firm that specializes in user-needs analysis related to the programming and design of outdoor spaces in healthcare settings. She is internationally recognized for her research on the social and psychological implications of design, particularly urban open space, affordable housing, and environments for children and the elderly. She has lectured and consulted in the United States, Canada, Britain, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Italy, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, and China. Marcus has been recognized for her work with awards from the AIA, ASLA ,the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has authored, coauthored, and edited numerous publications, including notably Housing As If People Mattered (1986), People Places (1990), House as a Mirror of Self (1995), and Healing Gardens (1999).


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Works of Heart
Building Village through the Arts
Citizen artists revitalize place, celebrate culture and inspire social change in this book of beautiful community-based arts projects. Nine communities from the United States and Canada show the genius, passion and practicality of their creativity.






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