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Architecture Urban & Land Use Planning

“I Was the Only Woman”

Women and Planning in Canada

by (author) Sue Hendler

with Julia Markovich

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Category
Urban & Land Use Planning, Women's Studies
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774825870
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $89.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774825887
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $32.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774825894
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $32.95

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“I was the only woman.” These words appear again and again in the stories of women planners working in Canada from the 1940s to the 1970s. Despite their small numbers, women were active in the Community Planning Association of Canada and the Town Planning Institute of Canada (later called the Canadian Institute of Planners) during those years. This book tells their stories, expanding our understanding of what constitutes “planning” and who counts as “planners.” It challenges us to re-evaluate not only the profession’s past, but also its role in creating a more inclusive and equitable future.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Sue Hendler (1960–2009) was an associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. Her interests included environmental philosophy and policy, social issues, and professional (planning) ethics. Her most recent work focused on feminist approaches to planning, including the historical roles of women in early Canadian planning.

 

Julia Markovich is a senior research associate in transportation and infrastructure policy, based in Ottawa. She was previously an assistant professor in geography and planning at the University of Toronto. Julia completed her Master of Planning at Queen’s University under the supervision of Sue Hendler.

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