Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
Sue Hendler, B.Sc. (Carleton), M.E.Des. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Waterloo), MCIP
My early career goal was to be a high school biology teacher which led me to an undergraduate degree in biology and then a graduate degree in environmental science. My interests in planning and philosophy were piqued at this time and these led me to a Ph.D in planning with the new goal of teaching at the university level. Thus, my love of teaching has persisted but the substantive field has changed over the years. I have also shifted from a focus on the natural/physical environment to social issues; however, I remain committed to trying to enhance both kinds of environment in our societies. My teaching, research and community work covers these two areas.
My research interests have evolved throughout my career. They have encompassed, and continue to include, environmental philosophy and policy, social issues, and professional (planning) ethics. Most recently, my work has been focused primarily on feminist approaches to planning, including the historical role(s) of women in early Canadian planning.
1988 Doctor of Regional Planning and Resource Development
University of Waterloo
1984 M.E.Des, Environmental Design
University of Calgary
B.Sc. (Hons.), Biology
Invited to deliver lecture in “Last lecture on earth” series, Alma Mater Society, 2007
Nominated and short-listed for the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, Queen's University, 2004
Invited to deliver convocation address, Queen's University, 2001
Listed in Who's Who of Canadian Women, 1999
SURP-823 Planning Project: Programming
SURP-817 An Intellectual History of Urban and Regional Planning (co-taught with Dr. David Gordon)
SURP-811 Normative Decision Making in Planning (co-taught with Dr. Andrejs Skaburskis)
SURP-870 Program Development for Human Services
Courses Taught Previously or Occasionally
Papers in refereed journals:
Hendler, S. and J. Markovich. "Beyond 'Soccer Moms'": Feminist and new urbanist critical approaches to suburbs". Journal of Planning Education and Research 25: 410-427. 2006.
Hendler, S. "Towards a Feminist Code of Planning Ethics". Planning Theory and Practice 6(1): 53-69. 2005.
Hendler, S. "'A Dammed-up Reservoir of Ability': Women on the National Council of the Community Planning Association of Canada". Plan Canada 45(3): 15-17, 2005.
Hendler, S. Book Review of: Designing Healthy Cities. Prescriptions, Principles and Practice. Aicher, J. Kreiger Publishing Company: Malabar. Plan Canada 42(4): 31-32. 2002.Hendler, S. "Contemporary Issues in Planning Ethics" Plan Canada 42(2): 9-11. 2002.
Hendler, S. and A. Gowdy. "Environmental Values and Professionalism in Planning: A Case Study". Plan Canada 39(2): 28-32. 1999.
Hender, S. and S. MacGregor. "Engendering Planning Theory Discourse". Planning Canada: 104-112. 1994.
Hendler, S. and K. Tomick. "Municipal Implementation of Provincial Wetland Policy: A Case Study of Kingston, Ontario". Environments 22: 49-58. 1994.
Hendler, S. and R. Tomalty. "Green Planning: Striving towards Sustainable Development in Ontario's Municipalities". Planning Canada 31(3). 27-32. 1991.
Hendler, S. "Professional Codes as Bridges between Planning and Ethics: A Case Study". Planning Canada 30(2): 22-29. 1990.
Hendler, S. "Moral Theories in Professional Practice: Do they make a difference?". Environments 20: 20-30. 1990
Hendler, S and J. Kinley. "Ethics and the Planning Consultant". Planning Canada 30(3): 29-32. 1990.
Hendler, S. "The Canadian Healthy Communities Project: Relevant or Redundant?". Planning Canada 29(4): 32-34. 1989.
Hendler, S. "A Comment on Landscape Values". Landscape Ecology 1(3): 125-177. 1988.
Hendler, S. and R. Lang. "Drawing the Boundaries for Professionals". Ontario Planning Journal: 15.
Hendler, S. and R. Lang. "Environmental Ethics". Ethics and Professional Planners: 55-70.
Hendler, S. and R. Lang. "Planning and Ethics: Making the Link". 14-15.
Hendler, S. and R. Lang. "Right or Wrong? Planners Respond". 13-15.
Hendler, S. and R. Lang. "Towards a New Ethical Code". 7-10.
Hendler, S. and G. Spragge. "Planning Transitions". The Journal: 11-12.
Hendler, S. "Ethics in Planning: The Views of Students and Practitioners". JPER 10(2). 99-105.
Chapters in books:
Hendler, S. and J. Markovich. ‘I Was the Only Woman’: Women and the Professionalization of Planning. Under contract with UBC Press, forthcoming.
Hendler, S. Dying in Public: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (ed. by Christine Overall), Kingston ON: Michael Grass House, 2012.
Hendler, S. "Planning Ethics". In: Mitcham, C, ed. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics. Macmillan Reference. pp. 1414-1417. 2005.
Suggested by an editor of the third edition of the same publisher's Encyclopedia of Bioethics (2003), Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics "aims to summarize . . . emerging bodies of knowledge bearing on the co-construction of an ethical, scientific, and technological world." Editor Mitcham (Colorado School of Mines) and around 470 academic contributors have written more than 675 articles on topics that relate to every conceivable area of ethics in science and technology--and beyond.
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Hendler, S. "Safe city". In: Caves, R., ed. Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. 2004.
The Encyclopedia of the City focuses on the key topics encountered by undergraduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields. Contributors include major theoreticians and practitioners, and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that directly or indirectly affects the city, the Encyclopedia necessarily adopts an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective.
A solid but also provocative starting point for wider exploration of the city, this is a first-class work of reference that will be an essential resource for independent study as well as a useful aid in teaching.
Hendler, S. "Homophobia". In: Caves, R., ed. Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. 2004.
Hendler, S. Planning Ethics. In: Smelser, N. and P. Baltes, eds. International Encyclopedia of the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Elsevier: Oxford. pp. 11474 - 11479. 2001.
This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences.
Available in both print (26 volumes) and online editions, it comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Hendler, S. Planning Ethics. Audiotape Training Package. American Institute of Certified Planners. 1999.
Hendler, S., M. Fox and M. Imort. Environment, Ethics, Policy: Towards an integration. Working paper series. Environmental Policy Unit. Eco-Research Program. Queen's University. Kingston, Ontario.1999.
Hendler, S. "On the Use of Models in Planning Ethics". In S. Mandelbaum, L. Mazza amd R. Burchell, eds. In Explorations in Planning Theory. New Brunswisk, New Jersey: Center for Urban Policy Research. 1996. pp. 400-413.
Hendler, S. and H. Harrison. "Theorizing Canadian Planning History: Women's Gender and Feminist Perspectives". In: Miranne, K. and A. Young, eds. Gendering the City. Rowman and Littlefield, New York. 1999. pp. 139-156.
This volume challenges the imagery of cities by looking through a gendered lens at how women utilize urban space. Focusing on the conceptual and methodological manner of boundaries, the book reminds us that women are members of multiple and diverse groups and as such, they can be active, creative and powerful agents. Multidisciplinary essays, contributed by urbanists, geographers, political scientists and historians, explore the ways in which women confront, break down, resist, and form new boundaries and interconnections, both visible and invisible. Arguing for a change in the traditional agenda of cities, the authors investigate how aspects of urban life and space would look considerably different if the alternatives and options presented by women and other marginalized groups were taken into account. They urge us toward a better understanding of how diverse social groups interact, how urban space can enhance such interaction, and what role formal and informal laws, by-laws, policies and other planning measures should play.
Hendler, S. (ed.) Planning ethics: a reader in planning theory, practice, and education, Rutgers NJ: Center for Urban Policy Research, 1995
Hendler, S. and J. Bickenbach. "The Moral Mandate of the 'Profession' of Planning". In H. Thomas, ed. Values and Planning. Avebury, Aldershot and Hants. 1994. pp. 162-177.
Hendler, S. "Do professional codes legitimate planners' values?". In Thomash, H. and P. Healey, Dilemmas of Planning Practice. Avebury. 1991. pp. 162-167.
"And so the experts took over": Women in professional and non-professional planning organizations in Canada. Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia. 2005.
"A dammed-up reservoir of ability": Women and the professionalization of planning in Canada. School of Community and Regional Planning. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia. 2005.
""It doesn't take a strong back": The exclusion (and inclusion) of women in early Canadian planning identities and citizenship." McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women. McGill University. Montréal, Québec. 2004.
"Beyond conflict of interest: An introduction." Annual Conference of the American Planning Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2001.
"Thinking outside the box (that feels like a circle)." Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Planning Students. Toronto, Ontario. 2001.
"Ain't I a professional? Feminism, women and professions." University of Madison-Wisconsin. Lecture co-sponsored by six academic and research units. Madison, WI. 2000.
"'And so the experts took over ...': Women in professional and non-professional planning organizations in Canada." Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Atlanta, Georgia. 2000.
"Are planning codes keeping up with planners?" Annual Conference of the American Planning Association. Seattle, Washington. 1999.
"'Gentlemen and Miss Lynch ...': Towards a feminist history of the Community Planning Association of Canada." Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Chicago, Illinois. 1999.
2005 Visiting scholar, Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia
2000 Visiting scholar, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1999-04 Head, Institute of Women's Studies, Queen's University (Department of Women's Studies as of 2003)
1997 Visiting scholar, Department of Urban and Regional Planning Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
1995 Acting Director, Institute of Women's Studies, Queen's University (November 1 - December 31, 1995)
1993 - Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University (Cross-appointed to the Institute of Women's Studies as of 1997)
1993-94 Co-Coordinator, Institute of Women's Studies, Queen's University
1988-93 Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University
1987-88 Lecturer, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University
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