It's been very busy, as you might imagine. The last two weeks in particular, as we rushed to get final projects completed, has been brutal. My laundry mountain can attest to that, as well as the achy joints from hours upon hours of computer work and readings!
I continued to work over the autumn, leading the British Columbia Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) workshop in Cranbrook, as well as the Alberta CCP workshop, in Edmonton. I also worked on my first graphic recording contract (pictures to come!) and some facilitation training for the Hupacasaht First Nation.
Oh yeah, and (drumroll please) along with two dear friends, Elaine Alec and Chris Derickson, I'm a partner in a brand-new planning firm, Alderhill Planning Inc.! We are so excited to broaden our planning work across Canada, drawing on our experiences as Indigenous planners. More to come about that venture!
No surprise - I'm REALLY looking forward to some R&R over the holidays!
I want to share with you a school project that I'm particularly proud of - it's a site analysis of my own neighbourhood, the Buttertubs Marsh area in Nanaimo. Click on the map below to view the entire pdf.
I'm hoping to upload a few more projects in the near future as well, including a paper about the Indian Reserve system in Canada and how the Canadian planning literature doesn't acknowledge reserves as planned communities, or the federal government as community planners - stay tuned!