Katherine Perrott

Associate Director, Professional Practice | Lecturer

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Ph.D Planning, University of Toronto, Canada, 2018

Master of Planning, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2008

B.A  International Development Studies, University of Guelph, Canada, 2005

Contact information

519-888-4567 ext. 41041
Location: EV3 3313

Research interests

  • Spatial imaginaries and image production
  • Political economy of the built environment
  • Urban design
  • Sub/urban morphology
  • Access and proximity to neighbourhood amenities
  • Trends in rental and condominium apartment building amenities
  • Relationship between theory and practice
  • Visual pedagogies and research methodologies

Academic and Professional Honours

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Awarded nationally to eight recipients (2019-2022).
  • Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Merit. Contributing author of award-winning Town of Trinity Municipal Plan and Development Regulations, Newfoundland, with CBCL Limited (2013).
  • Atlantic Planners Institute Award of Excellence. Contributing author of award-winning Draft Policy for the Protection of Underwater Historic Resources at Red Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland, with CBCL Limited (2012).
  • Atlantic Planners Institute Award of Excellence. Lead author of award-winning Town of Ramea Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, Newfoundland, with CBCL Limited (2011).      
  • Dalhousie University Part-Time Teaching Award for excellence in teaching in the School of Planning (2011).

Recent/Key Publications

  • Perrott, Katherine. (2020). Does New Urbanism “Just Show Up”? Deliberate Process and the Evolving Plan for Markham Centre. Urban Planning 5(4): 388-403.
  • Perrott, Katherine. (2018). The Image of the Suburb: Planning Urbanity in the Toronto Region. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto]. Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global.
  • Perrott, Katherine. (2017). Smart Growth. In Bryan S. Turner (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Grant, Jill and Perrott, Katherine. (2011). Where is the Cafe? The Challenge of Making Retail Uses Viable in Mixed-use Suburban Development. Urban Studies 48(1): 177-195.
  • Grant, Jill and Perrott, Katherine. (2009). Producing Diversity in a New Urbanism Community: Policy and Practice. Town Planning Review 80(3): 267-289.
  • Perrott, Katherine. (2008). Something for Everyone in a Canadian Suburb? Progressive Planning Magazine 177: 28-32.

Courses taught

  • PLAN 210: Community Design Fundamentals for Planners
  • PLAN 309/646: Site Planning and Design Studio
  • PLAN 211: Design Studio Foundations
  • PLAN 720 Introductory Planning Project Studio