Indigenous Planning

Replanting the Roots of Resistance 1

Authored by: Ted Jojola , Michaela Shirley

The Routledge Handbook of Community Development

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138940765
eBook ISBN: 9781315674100
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315674100.ch23

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Abstract

In 2012, the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute was founded at the School of Architecture, University of New Mexico. Since then, it has been advancing an education learning model that works with faculty, students and practitioners in partnering with Indigenous communities to plan and design in a more culturally appropriate way. Indigenous planning is a paradigm that uses a culturally responsive and value-based approach to community development. This chapter begins by outlining the evolution and development of Indigenous planning. It identifies the challenges faced by tribes in the U.S., as they weathered public programs that were often ill-suited to their cultures. It concludes by discussing the various lessons learned through the practice and application of Indigenous planning principles and tenets.

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