Planning with Native Communities an Evaluation of Participatory Planning Practices in Quebec’s Cree Communities
Référence bibliographique 
Kastelberger, Lisa. 2009. «Planning with Native Communities an Evaluation of Participatory Planning Practices in Quebec’s Cree Communities». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, École d’urbanisme.
Intentions : «This research is intended to serve as a resource for participatory planning strategies with Native communities. It is aimed at researchers and professionals who are involved in the planning and design of development projects in Quebec and throughout Canada. The research objectives are as follows: (1) To understand the interrelation of Native ways of life and the built environment; (2) To analyze the methods and strategies used to facilitate consultation with and participation from the Native communities of Chisasibi and Ouje-Bougoumou; (3) To inform researchers and professionals on the values of participatory planning, as well as assist them in the application of participatory planning strategies in future projects with Native communities.» (p. 8)
Questions/Hypothèses : «This research explores the nature and extent of participatory planning in Quebec’s Cree communities, through the following research question: Can culturally-sensitive environments be achieved through effective consultation and participation with the Cree during the planning process? Moreover, what is the role of the Native person in the consultation process? What is the role of the professional in the consultation process?» (p. 7)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
«The Cree communities in northern Quebec have undergone rapid changes over the last half century. Mainstream Canada’s influences have brought about dramatic changes in the Cree way of life and have impacted the Cree customs, rituals, and traditions. Perhaps most notable is the influence the western lifestyle has had on settlement patterns and living accommodations: in recent decades, Quebec’s Cree populations have shifted from a semi-nomadic lifestyle to a sedentary lifestyle in permanent villages with community designs and housing styles that are often typical of a Canadian suburb.» (p. v) «Through the comparison of two case studies of Cree communities in northern Quebec, this paper has explored the use of participatory planning strategies for developing environments that are well-suited for their users. The report has focused on the extent to which culturally-sensitive environments could be achieved through effective participation with the Native populations during the planning process. More specifically, the research has explored the roles of the Native people and the professionals in the participatory planning process.» (p. 129) Note : La structure familiale de ces communautés est abordée dans ce mémoire.