Rae St. Clair BRIDGMAN



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RAE ST. CLAIR BRIDGMAN, PHD, MPPI, MCIP
Department of City Planning
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada
R3T 2N2
tel: 204/474-7179
fax: 204/474-7532
rae.bridgman@umanitoba.ca

Rae St. Clair Bridgman is a Professor in the Department of City Planning, at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada). Her ethno-graphic studies of homelessness among women and men in Canada, youth homelessness, and innovative housing models for rehousing the homeless have been published internationally. Her research also explores playful cities and child-friendly cities.

She is the author of Angel: Homeless in Toronto (2016) and Jimmy Tattoo: Homeless on the Streets of Toronto (2016), StreetCities: Rehousing the Homeless (University of Toronto Press, 2006), Safe Haven: The Story of a Shelter for Homeless Women (University of Toronto Press, 2003), co-author of Braving the Street: The Anthropology of Homelessness (Berghahn Books, 1999), and co-editor of Feminist Fields: Ethnographic Insights (University of Toronto Press, 1999). She has been the recipient of a number of major research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and and is co-director of the Winnipeg architecture and planning firm BridgmanCollaborative Architecture.

She is also a practicing visual artist with many arts grants and exhibitions to her name, and the author/illustrator of books for children and young adults. Visit www.raebridgman.ca. She designs toys for young children - see Mouse & Castle Toys, and has an extensive collection of contemporary architectural and building toys.

She also enjoys playing tuba in several community bands and co-founded Winnipeg's first all-women brass quintet - Classy Brass.

 

RESEARCH

  • child friendly and playful cities
  • architectural and building toys
  • participatory planning and design
  • ethnography
  • housing and chronic homelessness

RESOURCES

Child-Friendly Cities


Homelessness in Canada

TEACHING

  • planning theory
  • research methods
  • child friendly cities
  • healthy cities

GRADUATE SUPERVISION (selected)