Indigenous Perspectives in Planning: An International Conversation

September 26, 2023


7:00 PM (EST)

Indigenous Perspectives in Planning: An International Conversation

We are pleased to announce our upcoming webinar: “Indigenous Perspectives in Planning: An International Conversation”, held in collaboration with the Planning Institute of Australia and the New Zealand Planning Institute.

This webinar will be moderated by Professor Libby Porter (RMIT University) and will feature Angel Ransom RRP MCIP, Reg Proffit MNZPI and Elle Davidson MPIA as speakers and panelists.


Angel Ransom RPP, MCIP

A Ranson

Angel Ransom is a proud member of the Kwun Ba Whut’en (Caribou) Clan of the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation. Growing up in her home community of Fort Saint James (British Columbia, Canada), Angel developed an appreciation for the importance of community and a passion for the outdoors – not just as a place for play but also for its sustainable use and management. With a bachelor's degree in environmental planning and her own consulting company, Angel has spent more than a decade creating change in the field of Indigenous land use planning at the local, provincial, and national levels.

As an Indigenous female expert in First Nations planning, Angel is committed to advancing and advocating for Indigenous-led and designed projects and processes that centre on Indigenous rights, culture, and community well-being. Additionally, she strives to inspire Indigenous youth to see their potential to affect and create change in the world around them.

Reg Proffit MNZPI

Elle Davidson MPIA


Elle Davidson is a Balanggarra woman from the East Kimberley and descendant of Captain William Bligh, and describes herself as being caught in the cross-winds of Australia’s history.

With a passion to empower the voices of First Nations People, Elle combines her Town Planning and Indigenous Engagement qualifications to shape our places and spaces. Through her approach, she creates a strong platform for Aboriginal voices in the planning process and builds allies to advocate for community. She is the Director of Zion Engagement and Planning, an Aboriginal training and consulting business and an Aboriginal Planning Lecturer at University of Sydney.

Libby Porter

Professor Libby Porter is a scholar in planning and urban geography, in Sustainability and Urban Planning and the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University. As a coloniser living on stolen lands and benefiting from the dispossession of First Peoples, her work attempts to expose displacement and dispossession processes in cities. She has contributed to debates about the responsibility of planning and urban development to First Peoples sovereignty, as well as the displacement outcomes of urban regeneration. She is the author of many books and papers including Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planning (2010 Ashgate), Planning for Coexistence? (with Janice Barry) and Planning in Indigenous Australia: From imperial foundations to postcolonial futures with Sue Jackson and Louise Johnson.

Libby has worked in planning and urban policy practice, and taught in planning and geography schools at the Universities of Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow, Monash and RMIT. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and has helped found and been active in many grassroots collectives and initiatives to catalyse action in the face of urban injustice including Planners Network UK, the Save Public Housing Collective, and the International Network of Urban Research and Action.



CIP Members: Free**

Non members: $25

**To register as a CIP member you must use the "primary email" from your CIP member profile. For any assistance please contact