Katherine Crewe

Professor Emerita


Katherine Crewe's scholarship addresses the fields of planning and urban design, with an emphasis on gender and the needs of local communities; her long-term research involves innovative strategies in city-building which address these broader urban needs. She is currently working on a book, "Building Ideals: Practical Utopias from New Towns to New Urbanism" (with Ann Forsyth, of Cornell University). Crewe has published articles in leading journals in the planning and urban design fields. Her edited volumes include an issue of Progressive Planning, and proceedings from the "Genderbound" conference held at ASU in 2004.


  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
  • M.L.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. Rhodes University, South Africa

Research Interests

Planning practice and transportation, historic preservation, citizen participation, gender studies and planning, physical planning/urban design, international urban design.


  • Crewe, Katherine. Native Plants and the Urban Challenge. Landscape Journal (2013).
  • Crewe, Katherine. Three Food Arenas: Arizona's Needy Food Deserts. Progressive Planning (2012).
  • Crewe, Katherine. Chandler's Hotel San Marcos: The Resort Impact on a Rural Town. Journal of Urban Design (2011).
  • Crewe, Katherine; Anne Forsyth. Suburban Technopoles as Places: The International campus-garden-suburb style. Urban Design International (2010).
  • Forsyth, Ann and Katherine Crewe. A Typology of Comprehensive Designed Communities Since the Second World War. Landscape Journal (2009).
  • Forsyth, Ann and Katherine Crewe (2009). New Visions for Suburbia: Reassessing Aesthetics and Place-making in Modernism, Imagability, and New Urbanism. Journal of Urban Design 14(4): pp. 413-438 (2009).
  • Crewe, Katherine. Southwestern Themes Showcase Downtowns and Arizona’s Latino Communities. Planner's Network (0).

Research Activity


Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
PUP 445 Women and Environments
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
PUP 445 Women and Environments
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PUP 412 History of the City
PUP 484 Internship
GPH 484 Internship
GCU 484 Internship
GIS 484 Internship
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 584 Internship
GCU 591 Seminar
PUP 593 Applied Project
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
EPD 780 Practicum


  • Forsyth, Ann and Katherine Crewe. "What do Science Cities look like? The Campus and the Garden as Enduring Models". Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP); Crystal City, Virginia (Nov 2009).
  • Crewe, Katherine and Ann Forsyth. "Landscape for High Densities: some Ecological Dilemmas". Countil for Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference, Tucson, Arizona (Feb 2009).
  • Crewe, Katherine. Sustainable Solutions: Learning from a Southwestern Tribal Community. Planner's Network Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Jun 2008).


  • SGSUP Internship Program, Instructor (2011 - Present)
  • Faculty searches: Urban Design and Planning position (assist, assoc and full professor);, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning Accreditation Committee, Committee member (2010 - Present)
  • Academic Senate, Member (2009 - Present)
  • NEURUS Study Abroad Program, SGSUP Coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • SGSUP Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • SGSUP Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • SHESC Urban Organization LLEH Project, Member (2009 - Present)
  • American Planning Association, Member (2008 - Present)
  • American Planning Association, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning Admissions Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • American Institute of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Member (1999 - Present)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Member (1987 - Present)
  • ASU Senate, Member (2009 - 2014)
  • Promotion/Tenure Committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning Admissions Committee, Chair, 2011-2012 (2008 - 2013)