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Ryerson CSR talk: rePlan's Mining-Indigenous experiences in Canada, Africa and Central America

Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

Monday, 24 March 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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rePlan’s Mining-Indigenous experiences in Canada, Africa and Central America

Monday, March 24, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm

rePlan has had an opportunity to work on a number of development projects in Canada, Africa, and Central America that have brought together the mining sector and indigenous communities.  In this talk, John van Nostrand, Principal at planningAlliance, will explore some of the critical challenges, opportunities, similarities and differences associated with the mining sector/indigenous nexus.  This event is organized by the Ryerson University Institute for the Study of CSR, with co-sponsors the Ryerson Commerce and Government Association and the Ryerson Corporate Social Responsibility Student Association.

About rePlan | planningAlliance | regionalArchitects

Headquartered in Toronto and founded in 1978, rePlan and its affiliated firms planningAlliance and regionalArchitects comprises over 80 professional staff, including community engagement and development specialists, social scientists, planners, engineers, architects and lawyers.  They offer natural resource companies and financial institutions a comprehensive range of services to help them understand and manage their social impacts and risks.  These services include community engagement, social impact and risk assessment, social management planning, land acquisition and resettlement, regional and community master planning, housing design and construction, and training and capacity building.  They have worked with some of the largest companies in the resource extraction sector, including Barrick, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Glencore, Newmont, RioTinto, Shell, Vale and Xstrata, as well as various International Financial Institutions.  They also work for public agencies, First Nations groups, and not-for-profit organizations.   To date, they have worked in more than 50 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.  rePlan and its affiliated firms are headquartered in Toronto, and have branch offices in Western Canada (Edmonton), West Africa (Dakar, Senegal) and Latin America (Quito, Ecuador).

About John van Nostrand

John is the Founding Principal of rePlan and affiliated firms planningAlliance and regionalArchitects. Over the last three decades, he has been the driving force behind the firm’s domestic and international community planning and development practice. John has extensive experience leading large, multi-disciplinary consulting teams on complicated development projects across Canada and around the world, including a number of major mine-related housing projects in Africa, Latin America and Canada. He has worked in a wide range of developed and developing countries on the planning, design and construction of new communities ranging in size from 150 to 150,000 persons. John has been widely recognized for his expertise in the planning and design of sustainable housing and communities, and his work has received a number of international and national awards, including the World Leadership Award for Town Planning, Daniel Burnham Award from the American Planning Association, World Habitat Award from UN Habitat, numerous Awards of Excellence from the OAA, RAIC, CIP and OPPI, and many City of Toronto Urban Design Awards. John is a Founding Board Member of the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal, as well as a Core Professional on Harvard University’s Working Group for Sustainable Cities. He has written and lectured extensively on planning and development topics in Canada and overseas, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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Title: rePlan’s Mining-Indigenous experiences in Canada, Africa and Central America

Time:  Monday, March 24, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Location:  Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas West, Toronto, ON, Room TRS 3-109, 55 Dundas West, Toronto

Register (no admission but seating limited) at: http://ryerson-csr-institute-replan-mining-indigenous.eventbrite.ca

For further information about the Ryerson CSR Institute, go to: - http://www.ryerson.ca/csrinstitute/

Or contact Dr. Kernaghan Webb - kernaghan.webb@ryerson.ca 

Have questions about Ryerson CSR talk: rePlan's Mining-Indigenous experiences in Canada, Africa and Central America? Contact Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5G
Canada

Monday, 24 March 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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