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What Would Jane Do

What Would Jane Do

By Kollectivo Design Group
A podcast exploring women's work in cities and urban design. Brought to you by Kollectivo Design Group.
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Ep. 2 From Architecture to Urban Design in Cali, Colombia with Camila Baquero

What Would Jane Do

Ep. 2 From Architecture to Urban Design in Cali, Colombia with Camila Baquero

What Would Jane Do

Ep. 8 Environmental Sustainability with Alice Creasy in Edinburgh, Scotland
This time we had the good fortune to speak to the environmentalist and urbanist Alice Creasy who is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. With the climate conference COP26 in Glasgow currently ongoing we discuss the pressing matter of climate change and its relations to future urban life. We also discuss Alice’s experience in starting a research collective and try to figure out exactly how large an allotment is? This and more on this 8th episode.
November 14, 2021
Ep. 7 Heritage conservation in Celaya, Mexico with Claudia Muciño
This episode features our conversation with architect Claudia Muciño. She shares her experience working and living in Celaya, Mexico, a city with complex social dynamics. She tells us about her work in the urban development department and how she came to heritage conservation. We also get to hear about her favorite space in her city, other projects she is part of, and her expectations on future plans that can influence urban life in Celaya. Connect with Claudia: Check out this episode’s blog post here: You can always connect with us here:
October 06, 2021
Ep. 6 Public Art with Meghan McCollum of Blank Space Bham in Alabama, USA
We’re back with a new episode of What Would Jane Do where Meghan McCollum of Blank Space Bham joins us to talk about her experience as a muralist and urbanist in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. Meghan has applied her background in geography and urbanism so beautifully into her work. In October 2021 Blank Space Bham is hosing Magic City Mural Fest featuring seven women from Birmingham to Los Angeles who together with community partners will activate an alley in Woodlawn with public art and placemaking. We also spend some time talking to Meghan about her favorite space in Birmingham and hearing about her experience studying for her masters degree in London. To see Meghan's favorite space and some of Blank Space Bham's work, check out the blog post for her episode here: You can always connect with us here:
September 06, 2021
Ep. 5 Mid Season Recap
Get to know the voices behind What Would Jane Do and Kollectivo Design Group as we recap our conversations so far. We'll share some of our favorite moments and a little more about our favorite spaces at home and abroad.  Let us know what you think about the podcast so far! Leave us a rating or review on Apple podcasts or connect with us on social media. We would love to hear from you! Connect with us:
March 22, 2021
Ep. 4 Designing for Women in Palestine with Wafa Butmeh
In this episode we are catching up with our friend Wafa Butmeh, an Urban Planner with UN Habitat in Palestine. She tells us about her work addressing violence against women in public spaces through urban design and she introduces us to her home of Battir, a small village near Bethlehem which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to the ancient Roman terraces nearby. We also get to hear a little about how she came to urban planning and design as well as some of the research she is doing independently, studying social mapping in communities. To see some of the places Wafa describes and a sneak peek of her social mapping project, check out the blog post for this episode here. Connect with us:
December 20, 2020
Ep. 3 Historic Preservation with Hannah Ratzlaff in Arkansas, USA
Just before we all went into lockdown in March, we spoke with our friend Hannah Ratzlaff about her work as an Exterior Design Consultant with Main Street Arkansas within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. We chat about what it’s like learning architecture building by building, helping small business owners improve their space, and conceptual design can sometimes be misleading. As a newer resident of Little Rock Hannah also shared with us some of the spaces she’s been loving in the city and what makes her excited to live there. Check out this episode's blog post here: Connect with Hannah: Connect with us:
December 06, 2020
Ep. 2 From Architecture to Urban Design in Cali, Colombia with Camila Baquero
In this episode we are joined by Camila Baquero who shares her experience moving from emblematic architecture to urban design and planning in Colombia. We chat with her about Cali and hear about her concept to alter gated communities to better fit the urban landscape and serve residents of the city, as well as what it's like working as an urban designer in the planning department for a city that includes large tracts of rural land⁠. Check out the blog post with images of her work here. Connect with us:
November 22, 2020
Ep. 1 A Planner's Role with a Designer's Mind with Chin Chin Lam in Hong Kong
Back in the spring we had a chance to speak to Chin Chin Lam, who recently completed her masters in urban planning in London. After graduating from University College London, she chose to move back to her home country, Hong Kong, to start her new career. In this episode we are catching up with her about her experience returning home, how it is to practice urban design in a country topographically and culturally different to the UK, and how much the Placemaking theory fits into the context of an Asian mega city. Check out the blog here:  Connect with Chin Chin: Connect with us:
November 08, 2020
Trailer: What Would Jane Do?, A Podcast Exploring Women in Cities and Urban Design
Join us as we hear everyday stories from women, early in their careers, working in cities and urban design around the world.  Follow our blog here. Keep up with us on instagram, twitter, or at
November 01, 2020