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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Michelle Thompson-Fawcett

Whakawhanaketanga toitū: A tale of tū cities

This is the title of Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett's Inaugural Professorial Lecture.

About Michelle’s research

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 masters’ 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.

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Streaming information for Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett’s IPL

This event will be live-streamed (from 5:30pm Monday 29 October) at the following web address:

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Date Monday, 29 October 2018
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Inaugural Professorial Lecture
LocationQuad 4 Lecture Theatre, Geology Building, Dunedin
Contact NameTania Brendel
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4912

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