Cara Chellew (MES) is a public space researcher, writer, and founder of DefensiveTO, a multi-media project that documents defensive/hostile urbanism in Toronto and beyond. By uncovering exclusive design strategies, Cara hopes to inspire people to create more inclusive public spaces. Her work has been published in Azure, the Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Spacing and the Ontario Planning Journal. Cara also lectures on Inclusive Design at Sheridan College and is a lead organizer and Steering Committee member for the Toronto Public Space Committee.

Cara Chellew,

(MES) Founder of DefensiveTO