October 30, 2014

Lecture: Ryan Walker on Indigenous Urbanism – Nov 5

From SFU Urban Studies:

Making Space for Indigenous Urbanism

Ryan Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan


Urbanists of the 20th century focused on Indigenous “urbanization” into the colonial city from reserves and rural communities. Urbanists of the 21st century must develop new concepts and tools to support Indigenous “urbanism,” or put another way, the participation in and enjoyment of an urban life.
This public talk will share examples of how space is being made in Canadian and New Zealand cities for Indigenous urbanism.  These range from small-scale intercultural practices between Indigenous peoples and immigrant newcomers in neighbourhoods, to large-scale relationship-building and governance processes between municipal governments and Indigenous communities.


November 5, 2014
Room 1400, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)
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