Interculturalism and culturally inclusive space I

Part 1 Challenges: Contact, conflict, separation, segregation. In my blog Cities of (in)Difference I discussed Bloomfield and Bianchini’s (2002, p. 6) intercultural dream where “different cultures intersect, ‘contaminate’ each other and hybridise.” Clearly parks, public spaces and streets have a role to play in this. Unfortunately however, culturally inclusive spaces, those designed intentionally around the recognition of difference, diversity, and cultural heterogeneity have neither been a major focus of study in the planning literature nor are [...]

By |2012-11-09T16:34:24-04:00November 9th, 2012|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments

The new leaders are waiting: Scaling up inclusion and diversity in environmental organizations.

A posting by Helen Whybrow in 'Saving Land' the Land Trust Alliance's newsletter entitled  '2042 Today: Cultivating Conservation Leaders of the Future' (Fall 2011) described a 2010 leadership retreat for diverse conservation leaders under 35 where "for most of them, this [was] the first time they [had] been in a group of conservationists where people of color [were] the majority." The event, developed as an ongoing collaboration between the Portland, OR based Center for Diversity and the Environment, and the Center for Whole Communities [...]

By |2018-01-30T17:53:24-04:00September 2nd, 2011|Just Sustainabilities|2 Comments