Dr. Caroline Newton is an urban planner, an architect, and a political scientist. Her work and research focus on the social and political dimensions of design. Caroline’s research interests encompass the complexity of architecture and planning in post-colonial contexts, intersectionality in/for design and planning, participatory planning and designerly approaches to knowledge production. She advocates for revitalized urban professional participation and the reintroduction of advocacy to the forefront of planning and spatial practices. She advances a critical and involved approach to strategic planning, presenting planning techniques as acts of resistance, as enablers of alternative spatial possibilities and imaginations.