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2pm Spatial Justice and the University as City Builder

April 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This working group explores the multiple ways in which large academic institutions and communities engage. Universities often provide economic boosts to cities and towns by providing employment, innovation, infrastructure investment, and social capital. The group will consider spatial, social, environmental and economic elements of these relationships through storytelling, readings, case studies, mapping exercises, and review of campus designs and planning policies.

With many universities introducing social equity training for their faculty, staff and students, the working group will explore and propose ways in which spatial justice can be incorporated within the community-university relationship with regards to training and spatial impacts on the city. This group will provide space for dialogue and reflexive practice for students, faculty and community members
outside of McGill. The group serves a need to connect campus expansion projects, community-university engagement strategies with the increasing number of social equity training programs provided to faculty, staff, and students at academic institutions. This group will address how spatial justice can be incorporated into this new training and influence campus planning and design, through storytelling, readings, case studies, mapping exercises, and review of campus designs, equity training, and planning policies.

Download outline. For more information please contact Jaimie Cudmore, PhD Candidate in the School of Architecture:
jaimie.cudmore@mail.mcgill.ca or Christopher Alton, PhD Student in School of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto: christopher.alton@mail.utoronto.ca

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 21017 Time: 14:00-15:30

LocationFounders Salon at the Canadian Centre for Architecture at 1920 rue Baile, Montreal



April 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


3610 McTavish, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2 Canada
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