Concordia University

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Ted Rutland, PhD

Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

Office: S-V 303 
V Annex,
2110 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2053
Email: ted.rutland@concordia.ca
Website(s): academia.edu/TedRutland
twitter.com/TedRutland

I am an urban social and cultural geographer. Most of my work examines how cities are understood and governed in modernity, and how white supremacy installed itself, and endures, as the foundation of urban thought and practice. The project, in other words, is to show how racism, rather than something that simply occurs in cities, is woven into the very making of cities and how combating racism, therefore, requires fundamental changes to the way that cities are understood and governed

Empirically, this work has involved a sustained examination of modern urban planning, urban development, urban policing/security, and social movements in North American cities. My 2018 book, Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth Century Halifax, carries these concerns through more than a century of urban history in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My current research focuses on Montréal, and a series of issues related to housing, urban security, and policing, especially the city's multi-pronged war on "street gangs"

I am interested in supervising masters and PhD research on the city of Montréal, especially research concerned with policing and housing in the post-1970s period.


Teaching activities


Selected publications

Book

Rutland, T. 2018. Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax. Toronto, University of Toronto Press.

Articles


Rutland, T. 2017. Canadian urban planning at 150Historical Geography, 45: 107-110.

Rutland, T. 2015. Enjoyable life: planning, amenity, and the contested terrain of urban biopolitics. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33(5): 850-868.



Rutland, T. 2013. Activists in the making: urban movements, political processes, and the creation of political subjects. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(3): 989-1011.

Rutland, T. 2010. The financialization of urban redevelopment. Geography Compass, 4(8): 1167-1178.

Rutland, T, and Aylett, A. 2008. The work of policy: actor-networks, governmentality, and local action on climate change in Portland, Oregon. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(4): 627-646.

Book chapters

Khalil, S, and Rutland, T. 2019. La ville anti-Noir: La sécurité urbaine et les "après-vies" de l'esclavage à Montréal. In H. Bélanger and D. Lapointe (Eds.) Perspectives critiques et analyse territoriale. Montreal: Presses de l'Université du Québec.

Rutland, T. 2016. Deux formes de discrimination territoriale à Halifax. In C. Lelévrier et al. (Eds) Discrimination territoriales: usages et enjeux de la notion. Paris, L'Oeil d'or.

Rutland, T. 2013. Energizing environmental concern in Portland, Oregon. In B. Miller, W. Nicholls, and J. Beaumont (Eds.) Spaces of Contention. Brookfield, MA: Ashgate.

Reports


Comité logement de la Petite Patrie et Laboratoire Urbain de l'Université Concordia. 2014. La conversion en condos et la copropriété indivise dans le quartier de la Petite Patrie.

Print media

Rutland, T. 2018. L'urbanisme et l'hospitalité ontologique: comment nos villes on crée les conditions d'exclusion. Liberté, 322: 32-33.

Media


Video: Displacing Blackness book launch


Audio: Presentation on gentrification and white ignorance


Audio: Interview on gentrification and housing struggles


Audio: Interview on gentrification and condo conversions


Audio: Interview about race and planning in Halifax


Audio: Interview about planning and black history in Nova Scotia

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