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Ryerson University School of Urban & Regional Planning

Toronto

May 29, 2018

The together design lab is excited following the announcement of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant to Dr. Shelagh McCartney and project partners Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Michael McKay, Director of Housing and Infrastructure at NAN, Matawa First Nations Management, Windigo First Nations Council, and Eabametoong First Nation.

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Waterloo

April 24, 2018

The Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) brings together multi-disciplinary, multi-generational and multi-sectoral group to collectively work together on a focused subject. The WGSI's current focus is on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all- including Canada- by 2030. 

This WGSI summit, Dr. Shelagh McCartney was invited to participate in discussions on how Canada can implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Toronto

March 14, 2018

The third and final lecture in the Hemson Simpson Lecture Series, Issues for the City: Metropolis of Cities, took place last Thursday. This lecture given by Joan Busquets, First Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning Design at Harvard University, was presented jointly by the Department of Architectural Science and the School of Urban and Regional Planning.

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Toronto

February 21, 2018

Finding Our Power Together is a fundraiser in support of youth in Nibinamik First Nation. The March 3rd event at Ryerson University will include music, a silent auction, artist exhibition and Indigenous artisan vendors.

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Toronto

February 14, 2018

The StudentDwellTO project is beginning to take shape. The massive project, jointly undertaken by Ryerson University, University of Toronto, York University and OCAD, is starting to share early findings.

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Ottawa

February 12, 2018

On February 8, Dr. McCartney spoke in Ottawa, at the invitation of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, on the importance of community decided housing evaluation metrics. 

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Thunder Bay

February 08, 2018

Congratulations to Nibinamik First Nation for their well-deserved award for the development of a community-led housing policy!

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First Nations Housing Conference 2018

Thunder Bay

February 07, 2018

Together design lab team members attended the First Nation Housing Conference in Thunder Bay this week to co-present with Nibinamik community partners on their experiences with developing the community's new housing policy.

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January Housing Policy Workshops

Bearskin Lake + North Caribou Lake

February 07, 2018

The together design lab visited Bearskin Lake and North Caribou Lake First Nations to work with the communities on their housing policies.

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Toronto

January 28, 2018

The first lecture in the three-part 2018 Hemson Simpson Lecture Series that seeks to explore paradigm shifts in planning, took place last Thursday evening. Dr. Janice Barry from the University of Manitoba discussed the ways in which the Canadian planning system fails to engage with indigenous communities, and how urban planners continue to hear rather than listen to Indigenous peoples on matters of land-use planning.

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Eabametoong First Nation

January 22, 2018

The together design lab’s partnership with Eabametoong First Nation continues with the start of a new project on developing a community-led housing policy.

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Toronto

January 10, 2018

Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science is holding its annual Collaborative Exercise, a four-day charrette bringing together 450 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, sessional instructors and visiting experts including Dr. Shelagh McCartney.

DWELL (2018) asks students to imagine new forms of housing around the immediate Ryerson University campus. 

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Toronto

January 10, 2018

The 2018 Hemson Simpson Lecture Series, hosted by Ryerson University's School of Urban and Regional Planning, explores calls to action and statements of Paradigm Shifts in planning.

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Toronto

December 08, 2017

A recent Maclean's article features the stories of students in Toronto and their struggle for affordable, safe and stable housing. The challenge of finding secure and affordable housing is one that impacts students throughout the GTA.

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Bearskin Lake Firt Nation

November 13, 2017

Bearskin Lake First Nation and the together design lab team began its first community workshop on housing policy! Participation was high at the workshop with many community members sharing ideas on what the community's housing policy should contain.

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Nibinamik First Nation

November 02, 2017

Nibinamik First Nation is featured on CBC The National. The documentary explores housing challenges and the partnership between the community and together design lab.

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Nibinamik First Nation

November 01, 2017

Our work in partnership with Nibinamik First Nation is featured on CBCNews. The article highlights our partnership and Nibinamik's goal of a community-developed housing system.

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Eabametoong First Nation

October 27, 2017

The together design lab team was joined by +city lab in Eabametoong First Nation for a series of housing workshops from October 24-27, 2017. These workshops, part of Visioning Our Future Dwelling Together, look to engage community members of all ages in designing the communities next set of houses to be built in summer 2018. 

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Nibinamik First Nation

September 29, 2017

The together lab team was in Nibinamik to present the approved final draft of the community created housing policy. Copies of the housing policy were brought up to be distributed to each household.

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Nibinamik First Nation

September 07, 2017

together design lab is excited to congratulate Nibinamik First Nation and Wakahegun 241 on the signing of a Band Council Resolution today supporting the adoption of the Nibinamik Housing Policy and officially recognizing Wakahegun 241 as the implementing body of this policy. 

It has been a great honour to work with all community members, and other project partners in the creation of this housing policy. Creating the Nibinamik Housing Policy would not have been possible without all of the sharing of values, goals and aspirations by the more than 100 community member participants in this project. 

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Toronto

September 07, 2017

This will be the first monthly sharing night. These evenings will bring together people from across our lab and the various projects to share ideas, thoughts and conversation. As well, these events will introduce different aspects of the wider Ryerson Planning community to specific elements of our lab.

 

This being the first event we will be launching the new lab, its website and giving an introduction to the types of projects it is undertaking. Special focus in this particular session will be the Nibinamik Housing Policy.

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