Author Meets Critics: Sue Jackson, Libby Porter, and Louise C. Johnson's "Planning in Indigenous Australia"

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Edgewood AB, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Annette Koh
Chairs: Annette Koh


This panel convenes a discussion on "Planning in Indigenous Australia: From Imperial Foundations to Postcolonial Futures" (Routledge, 2017) by Sue Jackson, Libby Porter, and Louise C. Johnson. This ground-breaking book exposes the imperial origins of the planning canon, profession and practice in the settler-colonial country of Australia. By documenting the role of planning in the history of Australia’s relations with Indigenous peoples, the book maps the enduring effects of colonisation. It provides a new historical account of colonial planning practices and rewrites the urban planning histories of major Australian cities. Contemporary land rights, native title and cultural heritage frameworks are analysed in light of their critical importance to planning practice today, with detailed case illustrations. Scholars in urban planning and urban geography will engage in a far-ranging dialogue with the book's authors about indigenous planning, decolonial cities, and the implications for spatial justice. Confirmed panelists to date: Heather Dorries (Carleton University); Richie Howitt (Macquarie University), and co-author Libby Porter (RMIT)


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Richard Howitt Macquarie University 20
Panelist Libby Porter 20
Panelist Heather Dorries Carleton University 20
Panelist Sue Jackson Griffith University 20
Panelist Louise Johnson 20

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