Nation Rebuilding Series - Volume 4


The Decision-Making Process Behind Urban Reserve Development

November 2022 | Charles Cirtwill,  Dr. ken Coates, Rachel Rizzuto

The creation of an urban reserve is not a copy and paste process. A multitude of decisions are involved that depend on a range of economic, social, legal, political, and financial factors. This paper explores five key decisions that will need to be made in the development of an urban reserve.  


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This paper is a part of the Nation rebuilding Series. The series consists of 12 volumes which demonstrate that, to rebuild successfully, these nations must have a foundation of sustainable economic prosperity.

Related Research:

Volume 1 - Rebuilding First Nations Through Sustainable Prosperity

Volume 2 - A Brief History and Potential Future Vision for Additions to Reserves

Volume 3 - Urban Reserves in the context of Sustainable First Nation Prosperity

Volume 5 - Financing Autonomy: Limits and Opportunities within Existing Funding Arrangements

Volume 6 -  Options for Indigenous Economic Empowerment and Prosperity

Volume 7 - A House Should be a Home

Volume 8 - Energy Can be Innovating

Volume 9 - Water, Water can be Everywhere

Volume 10 - Welcoming Public Spaces

Volume 11- Local Roads that Last

Volume 12 - Financing Infrastructure is not a one-time grant

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