Katherine Crewe's scholarship addresses the fields of planning and urban design, with an emphasis on gender and the needs of local communities; her long-term research involves innovative strategies in city-building which address these broader urban needs. She is currently working on a book, "Building Ideals: Practical Utopias from New Towns to New Urbanism" (with Ann Forsyth, of Cornell University). Crewe has published articles in leading journals in the planning and urban design fields. Her edited volumes include an issue of Progressive Planning, and proceedings from the "Genderbound" conference held at ASU in 2004.
Crewe, Katherine. Chandler's Hotel San Marcos: The Resort Impact on a Rural Town. Journal of Urban Design (2011).
Crewe, Katherine; Anne Forsyth. Suburban Technopoles as Places: The International campus-garden-suburb style. Urban Design International (2010).
Forsyth, Ann and Katherine Crewe. A Typology of Comprehensive Designed Communities Since the Second World War. Landscape Journal (2009).
Forsyth, Ann and Katherine Crewe (2009). New Visions for Suburbia: Reassessing Aesthetics and Place-making in Modernism, Imagability, and New Urbanism. Journal of Urban Design 14(4): pp. 413-438 (2009).
Forsyth, Ann and Katherine Crewe. "What do Science Cities look like? The Campus and the Garden as Enduring Models". Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP); Crystal City, Virginia (Nov 2009).
Crewe, Katherine and Ann Forsyth. "Landscape for High Densities: some Ecological Dilemmas". Countil for Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference, Tucson, Arizona (Feb 2009).
Crewe, Katherine. Sustainable Solutions: Learning from a Southwestern Tribal Community. Planner's Network Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Jun 2008).