February 14, 2021

Thought I would start my reading week with a bit of a reflection on the school term thus far. Jeremy Dutcher is filling the room - I got Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa on vinyl a little while back and haven't fully listened to it yet. I'm actually taking six courses this term, which will probably start to … Continue reading February 14, 2021

What is the archive?

Posting this to address my archive. I started this domain (as Katie On Cities) in the fall of 2016, one year into my undergraduate degree. I didn't use this term at the time, but looking back it operated as a type of reflective practice on what I was learning in school. It was a place … Continue reading What is the archive?

Engaging in a Reflective Practice

Last semester was my first term of studies in the Indigenous Community Planning concentration of the Master of Community and Regional Planning Program at the University of British Columbia. I've been here in Vancouver since early September of this year, studying right out of my undergraduate program in planning at the University of Waterloo. I … Continue reading Engaging in a Reflective Practice

What does urban planning look like through a feminist lens and why is feminism a crucial element in city building?

I need to start this blog by clarifying a few things. Feminism is not a dirty word. Feminism is not a man-hating body of ideals, and feminism's objective is not to push a matriarchal society where men are slaves. Feminism is also not a system that women make up for themselves to keep themselves oppressed (yes, … Continue reading What does urban planning look like through a feminist lens and why is feminism a crucial element in city building?