Black Experiences with Planning in Canada

I am a co-applicant on “Black Experiences with Planning in Canada: Building a Framework for Community-Based, Black-Centered, Black-Informed Planning Practices“, led by Dr. Magdalena Ugarte (Toronto Metro University) and Abigail Moriah (Black Planning Project) and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($446,091, 2022-2025). Sheryl-Ann Simpson (Carleton University) and Beverley Mullings (Queens University) are also co-applicants. We’ll be doing interviews/oral histories, workshops, focus groups, and surveys to:

  1. explore and document the experiences of Black communities and practitioners with/in/against planning;
  2. create a framework for community-based, Black-centered, Black-informed planning practices; and
  3. pilot the framework with Black individuals, community organizations, and planners working with predominantly or historically Black communities.

We have designed the survey and interview guides, and you can complete the survey here! We’re looking to hear from people working as planners (or doing planning work, such as community development) or working with black communities.