- Affiliation: University of Manitoba
Lawrence Deane is assistant professor at the University of Manitoba Inner City Social Work Program, a degree program for inner city residents. He has worked in community economic development for over twenty years, first in India and then in Winnipeg’s inner city. He is a founding member of the North End Housing Project and currently on its Board.
Books by Lawrence Deane
Community Economic Development and Housing in the Inner City
Under One Roof is a case study of an innovative and alternative model of community economic development, one quite at odds with the conventional “export/free market model” of CED. Using the North End Housing Project in Winnipeg as his focus, Lawrence Deane assesses the strategy of housing as the centrepiece for CED. The people in William Whyte neighbourhood founded and ran NEHP to buy, renovate, rent and sell housing to residents in one of the lowest-income locales in the city. Their… (more information)
Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs
With the advent of Aboriginal street gangs such as Indian Posse, Manitoba Warriors, and Native Syndicate, Winnipeg garnered a reputation as the “gang capital of Canada.” Yet beyond the stereotypes of outsiders, little is known about these street gangs and the factors and conditions that have produced them. “Indians Wear Red” locates Aboriginal street gangs in the context of the racialized poverty that has become entrenched in the colonized space of Winnipeg’s… (more information)