Urban Planning by Other Means: The Struggle for Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Halifax
Ted Rutland, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, Concordia University
The question of racial justice is most often ignored in processes of urban planning – perhaps because it appears to be a social, rather than physical/spatial concern. This talk presents a different view. Drawing on research in Halifax, Ted Rutland shows how modern urban planning has always been a social and spatial enterprise, how racial injustice has been integral to modern planning, and how Halifax-area Black communities have fought to define an alternative vision of the city and city planning.