Julien Landry

Senior Program Staff

Julien joined the Coady International Institute in April 2015 as Senior Program Staff, bringing 15 years of experience at the intersection of citizen participation, community development and adult education, both in Canada and internationally (Latin America, Africa and Asia). As part of his role in advancing Coady’s thematic work in the area of Promoting Accountable Democracies, Julien designs and facilitates educational programs focused on citizen engagement, advocacy, social accountability, good governance and accountable democracy. He also leads Coady’s knowledge-building efforts in participatory governance, as part of the Participedia project.

Julien’s work is grounded in the belief that any development process must enable citizens and communities to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect them. To this end, he has worked in several fields: participatory planning with community groups, public officials and urban planners, collaborative governance aimed at promoting accountability and social inclusion, human rights education and social mobilization, youth-centered community development programs, organizational development and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Coady Institute, Julien worked UBC’s Centre for Human Settlements, and with Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education.

Julien holds a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning (Community Development and Social Planning) from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. in International Development and Political Science from McGill University. Recent publications include Participedia case studies on participatory governance, and research on Institutionalizing Participation in Municipal Policy Development.


Selected Publications:

Landry, J. & C. Galofre. (2012). The Equitas Community: An Online Community of Practice Supporting Human Rights Education. IDRC. Learning Forum: Virtual Platforms for Knowledge Management in International Development.

Landry, J. & L. Angeles. (2011). Institutionalizing Participation in Municipal Policy Development: Preliminary Lessons from a Start-Up Process in Plateau-Mont-Royal. Canadian Journal of Urban Research: Canadian Institute of Planners Special Issue 20(1): 105-130.

Clementino, M.L. Miranda, M.D., Picanço Bentes Sobrinha, P. Boothroyd, E. De Castro & J. Landry. (2011). Building Capacity for Collaborative Governance: Exploring the University’s Role. Fourth International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid.