Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Urban Anthropologist

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman is an urban anthropologist and Director of THINK.urban, a research consultancy firm based in Philadelphia that works to improve our cities through the lens of anthropology. She has worked with organizations including Copenhagenize, Project for Public Spaces, and City ID to bring humanist philosophy into city planning and design. She is also the co-host and producer of the Third Wave Urbanism podcast, a weekly program discussing current affairs and issues in urbanism with an emphasis on diversity. Her new project, The Women Led Cities Initiative, aims to achieve a greater level of equity in urban planning and design – both bottom-up and top-down – and boost the conversation about developing feminist city policy towards greater equality for all people in our cities.