Thoughts on Indigenous Planning

In certain contexts around the globe, at least for Canada which is what I am concerned with, planning is essentially a very colonialist concept and practice. Settlers settle, take, and configure policy, design, and public goods over top of Native land after extracting and exploiting all the resources it takes to do so. Yuck. When … Continue reading Thoughts on Indigenous Planning

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?

Katie on the Relationship between Cities and Loneliness

 The Rideau Canal, Ottawa, taken by me on a solitary walk on a July morning, 2016.  It's been a while since I've last written a blog post. In the meantime, my classes and the search for a summer job have both been demanding yet rewarding. Since my last blog post, I've come across a podcast called … Continue reading Katie on the Relationship between Cities and Loneliness