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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Michelle Thompson-Fawcett


Mon 29 Oct 2018, 5:30pm–7:00pm

Where: Lecture Theatre, 290 Leith Walk, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: eo60

Lecture Title: "Whakawhanaketanga toitῡ: A tale of tῡ cities"

Michelle’s research explores urban and environmental planning practices at the local level. In particular, her work examines the extent to which different groups are able to engage in, influence, or even develop self-determination in regard to city and regional decision-making.

In the last two decades most of the research has focused on investigating the level of achievement of Māori communities’ aspirations for urban design, cultural landscape management, and the management of natural and physical resources.

The research has involved 170 research outputs, 28 research grants, 10 PhD students, 53 Master’s students, and 22 summer scholarship students. The nurturing of students is a principal goal given the futures orientation of the subject matter.

The research has a firm foundation in an ethic of reciprocity between researcher and community, prioritising a commitment to bringing about societal transformation in response to the power inequities and social injustices that the research exposes.

Refreshments will be available after the Lecture.

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