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Removing Barriers, Building Engagement, Transforming Space, Spatial Justice

Informing Development Practices

One of the great projects from my UFV Planning (Geog 360) won an award – Art, Placemaking and Inclusive Programs “Inclusivity of Indigenous Artwork in Abbotsford Schools.”
CityStudio Team Award is completed and the Mayor’s winner announcement video is posted on the Hubbub website. 
https://youtu.be/MTNB1Vl9NIQ 

Spatial Justice Defined:

“the fair and equitable distribution in space of socially valued resources and opportunities to use them”

soja, E. 2009

The Global Community Lab provides a networking space for collaborative placemaking so that settlement solutions that promote spatial justice and community engagement are created.

We believe that by moving past informal and formal systems, we can create a foundation of understanding where urban experts, practitioners, game changers, activists and residents of all ages can work together to build innovative and sustainable urban development plans. This foundation can be created in educational institutions through practical courses and applied learning, in settlements, and can inform policy and development practices.

Please see ‘City Reset’ video below. This is a 5 minute panel presentation delivered by Dr. Cherie Enns, RPP, MCIP on Blackboard Collaborate.

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts and Diverse Responses, Panel Participant 
University of the Fraser Valley, June 17th, 2020 

Have questions or want to get involved?

If you or your organization are interested in becoming a partner or getting involved in the studio and placemaking courses, click the button below. Your efforts and contributions can make changes towards a better future for your community and others. Thank you!

Socio-cultural values are integrated and reflected through community form, facilitating relationships between people and space with both ‘just and unjust’ outcomes. For the purpose of the Global City Lab, ‘fair or equitable development’ includes ‘just planning’ for land use and community form that works toward equity and food sustainability for all while respecting the varying needs of even the most vulnerable members.

– Dr Cherie Enns
(Associate Professor School of Land Use and Environmental Change Global Development Studies, University of the Fraser Valley)