From Reconciliation to Reconstruction - Housing Canada’s First Nations

Canada is developing a National Housing Policy that addresses the long-standing needs of indigenous communities with respect to housing and social infrastructure. The substandard and deplorable housing conditions in First Nations are persistent for the fastest growing segment of Canada’s population. Architects have had limited involvement in addressing these problems over the last 150 years, and this lecture and open forum will highlight how we got to where we are; identify the potential roles for architects; and, present existing and emerging models for an architecture that embraces land, infrastructure, and housing  as a critical form of social and economic development.  

Session Details

Session ID: 
39CE
Time: 
Thursday, May 25th, 2017: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Accreditation: 
3.0 Structured/Core AIA LU
Venue : 
Westin
Level: 
3
Room: 
Saskatchewan

Session Speaker(s)

John van Nostrand, FRAIC, FCIP

Founding Principal, SvN

Over the last four decades, John has been leading large, multi-disciplinary consulting teams on sophisticated architecture and urban development projects across Canada and around the world. John has been widely recognized for his expertise in the planning and design of affordable housing and community design, as well as transportation and transit infrastructure. His work has been recognized with a number of national and international awards, including numerous Awards of Excellence from the OAA, RAIC, CIP and OPPI.

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ARCHITECTURE 150
24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects have partnered to present the 2017 Festival of Architecture May 24-27, 2017 in Ottawa.

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