Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Katrina is a lecturer, researcher, and advocate for humanist cities. She is the Project Manager at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University and adjunct Professor in the Westphal College of Media, Art, and Design where she lectures on qualitative research methods, city systems, and public space and placemaking. As an applied urban anthropologist, her work focuses on human behavior in public space and the relationship between behavior and design. Through the use of “spatial ethnographies”, she utilizes principles of user experience research and design to assess the effectiveness of urban form on the human condition, physically and psychologically.

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