//005 Jacqueline Paul, landscape architect + rangatahi advocate

February 19, 2019

At only 25, Jacqueline Paul (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga) is already working in policy advocacy with a passion to have the youth and Indigenous voice included across governance boards.

This landscape architect has a keen research interest focused in building better homes, towns and communities. She wants to improve Māori housing, mobilise rangatahi (youth) and Māori voices, and improve architecture and urban planning with transformative policies. The big goal? Help hapū become sustainable and, help eradicate homelessness.

In this episode we talk about how Indigenous design principals and urban papakāinga can respond to the homeless crisis, the importance of co-design and community-led initiatives. We discuss the multiple uses of land as a key resource and, the importance of advocating for rangatahi Māori to get a seat at the table.

We’ve got a system that is supposed to support us, but young people would rather be homeless than go into a system.

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