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HTFC Establishes New Canadian Indigenous Design and Planning Fellowship

April 23, 2019 — 

HTFC Planning & Design is celebrating a milestone 50th anniversary by establishing a $5,000 Canadian Indigenous Design and Planning Fellowship at the University of Manitoba. Beginning in the 2019/2020 academic year, the fellowship will support graduate students in either the Master of Landscape Architecture or Master of City Planning program who demonstrate a strong commitment to Indigenous design and/or Indigenous planning.

HTFC has specialized in Indigenous Design and Planning since the early 1970s, working closely with communities across Manitoba and Canada on a variety of work from land claims and traditional knowledge studies to the design of culturally significant public spaces such as the Oodena Celebration Circle at the Forks. “Part of our responsibility as an established firm is to support the next generation of Landscape Architects and Planners,” said Managing Principal Glen Manning. “We need to foster up-and-coming talent to ensure that Indigenous planning and design is at the forefront of our professions”.

The fellowship will be offered annually for five years, and will be distributed based on established criteria including a demonstrated strong commitment to Indigenous design and/or Indigenous planning, research goals, and volunteer and community service activities related to these interest areas.

Information regarding the eligibility, criteria, and application deadline for students can be found online.

About HTFC Planning & Design:
Founded in 1969, HTFC Planning & Design (formerly Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram), offers an uncommonly broad range of planning and environmental design services from its offices in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. The firm has been recognized nationally and internationally for its collaborative planning processes and innovative design solutions aimed at creating vibrant, sustainable and inclusive communities.

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