We do our best to publish all our work in Open Access formats such that diverse audiences including planners, First Nation leaders, and academics can all access our research outcomes for free and build on our collective work. This is all part of our ethical research approach which fosters theoretical generalizability and practical applications of the research. We co-author our work with community partners for publication in both academic and non-academic sources. We have a commitment to publishing work with graduate students who are instrumental to the success of all the research that is produced.

The following works were published as a result of of the collaborative research of the PWIP Research Group from 2013 to 2022.


  • Pysklywec, A., Viswanathan, L., Macbeth, J., King, C., and Whitelaw, G. 2022. "Examining Indigenous-Related Changes in Ontario's 2020 Provincial Policy Statement: A Content Analysis and Modified Rapid Review of the Literature." Policy Research. Planning With Indigenous Peoples (PWIP) Research Group, Queen's University.    [PDF]


  • Pysklywec, A. and Viswanathan, L. 2021. "Engaging and coordinating with Indigenous peoples: Examining Section 1.2.2 of the 2020 Provincial Policy Statement. Y Magazine, Winter 2021, Issue 7, pp 38-40. [ PDF]


  • Pysklywec, A., Viswanathan, L., Macbeth J., and Whitelaw G. 2020. "2020 Provincial Policy Statement at a Glance: Implications for Indigenous Municipal Relations." Kingston, Ontario: Planning with Indigenous Peoples (PWIP) Research Group, Queen’s University. [ PDF ]


  • Fehr, R., Macbeth, J., and Sands Macbeth, S. 2019. Chief of this River: Zhaawni-binesi and the Chenail Ecarté lands. Ontario History, Volume 111, Issue1, Spring 2019, pp. 19–35. DOI 10.7202/1059964ar

As the Canadian Institute of Planners enters its 2nd century in 2019, it is.also be looking ahead, contemplating, and considering the future of the planning profession and practice. Four conversations were moderated by Dr. Leela Viswanathan entitled Forward Planning and posted on You Tube. The second conversation addressed issues regarding Indigenous planning. All four Forward Planning conversations are accessible at


  • McLeod, F., Viswanathan, L., Macbeth, J., and Whitelaw, G. S. 2017. Getting to Common Ground: A Comparison of Ontario, Canada’s Provincial Policy Statement and the Auckland Council Regional Policy Statement with Respect to Indigenous Peoples. Urban Planning (Open Access) vol 2, no 1, ISSN 2183-7635. [PDF]

  • Porter, Libby; Matunga, Hirini; Viswanathan, Leela; Patrick, Lyana; Walker, Ryan; Sandercock, Leonie; Moraes, Dana; Frantz, Jonathan; Thompson-Fawcett, Michelle; Riddle, Callum; and Jojola, Theodore (Ted). (2017) Indigenous Planning: from Principles to Practice/A Revolutionary Pedagogy of/for Indigenous Planning/Settler-Indigenous Relationships as Liminal Spaces in Planning Education and Practice/Indigenist Planning/What is the Work of Non-Indigenous People in the Service of a Decolonizing Agenda?/Supporting Indigenous Planning in the City/Film as a Catalyst for Indigenous Community Development/Being Ourselves and Seeing Ourselves in the City: Enabling the Conceptual Space for Indigenous Urban Planning/Universities Can Empower the Next Generation of Architects, Planners, and Landscape Architects in Indigenous Design and Planning, Planning Theory & Practice, 18:4, 639-666, DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2017.1380961

  • Sood, Asheika, and Leela Viswanathan. 2017. Point in Time Evaluation of Ontario Municipal Plans: Regions. Data Set.

  • Sood, Asheika, and Leela Viswanathan. 2017 Point-in-Time Evaluations of Ontario Municipal Official Plans: Single Tiers. Data Set.

  • Sood, Asheika, and Leela Viswanathan. 2017 2017. Point-in-Time Evaluations of Ontario Municipal Official Plans: Counties. Data Set.

  • Viswanathan, L. 2017. Decolonization, recognition and reconciliation in reforming land use policy and planning with First Nations in Southern Ontario. In Silver C, Freestone R, and Demaizere D. Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning: The Right to the City, pp.157-173. London: Routledge.


  • McLeod, F.,  Viswanathan, L., Whitelaw, G. S.,; Macbeth, J., King, C., Alexiuk, E., and McCarthy, D. 2016. An Evaluation of Ontario Provincial Land Use and Resource Management Policies and Their Intersection with First Nations with Respect to Manifest and Latent Content - Summary Table. 


  • McLeod, F.,  Viswanathan, L., Whitelaw, G. S.,; Macbeth, J., King, C., Alexiuk, E., and McCarthy, D. 2015. Finding Common Ground: A Critical Review of Land Use and Resource Management Policies in Ontario, Canada and their Intersection with First Nations. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 6(1). Retrieved from:

  • Fehr, R., Macbeth, J., and Macbeth, S. S 2015. “Historic Land Use: Corn-Maple.” Pamphlet distributed by the authors at Walpole Island Heritage Centre Open House. [PDF]

  • Fehr, R., Macbeth, J., and Macbeth, S. S.. 2015. “Zhaawni-binesi Battle Flag.” Pamphlet distributed by the authors at Walpole Island Heritage Centre Open House. [PDF]


  • McCarthy, D. D. P., Millen, M.,  Boyden, M.,; Alexiuk, E., Whitelaw, G. S.., Viswanathan, L., Larkman, D., Rowe, G., and Westley, F. R. 2014. “A First Nations-led social innovation: a moose, a gold mining company, and a policy window.” Ecology and Society 19(4): 2.

  • McLeod, F., Viswanathan, L., King, C., Macbeth, J., and Whitelaw, G. S. 2014. “2014 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) at a Glance: Changing Tides in Ontario Provincial Planning Policy with respect to First Nations Interests.” Publisher: Authors. [PDF]


  • Fraser, C. M., and Viswanathan, L.. 2013. “The Crown Duty to Consult in Ontario Municipal-Aboriginal Government Relations: Lessons Learned from the Red Hill Valley Parkway Project.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 22, 1, supplement, 1-18. [PDF]

  • McCarthy, Daniel; Whitelaw, Graham; King, Carolyn; King, Clynt; Viswanathan, Leela; Cowan, Don; McGarry, Fred; and Scott Anderson. 2013. “Collaborative Geomatics and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 9, 2, 1-15. [PDF]

  • Viswanathan, L., McLeod, F., King, C., Macbeth, J.,and Alexuk, E.. 2013. “Are we there yet? Making inroads to decolonize planning knowledge and practices in Southern Ontario.” Plan Canada, 53, 2, 21-23. [PDF]

Keynote Address presented at Canadian Institute of Planners conference, July 2018

PWIP research presented at Canadian Institute of Planners Conference, June 2015