Julien Landry

Senior Program Staff

Julien joined the Coady International Institute in April 2015 as Senior Program Staff, bringing over 15 years of experience at the intersection of citizen participation, community development and adult education, both in Canada and internationally. As part of his role in advancing Coady’s thematic work in the area of Participation, Accountability and Governance, Julien designs and facilitates educational programs focused on citizen engagement, advocacy, social accountability, good governance and accountable democracies. 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 designed and facilitated education and training programs with civil society, public, and private sector partners, and has worked in several fields: participatory community and urban planning, collaborative governance for social inclusion, human rights education and social mobilization, youth-centered community development, organizational development, and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Coady Institute, Julien worked with 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.

Selected publications

Motsuenyane, M. S., Landry, J., Peters, B., Keikelame, J., Nel, H., Jardine, C. & Pulu, T. (2023). Community Scorecard: Promoting Participation and Accountability in Local Government Using the ABCD Approach. (Policy Brief No. 30). Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy. https://icld.se/wp-content/uploads/ICLD_Policy-Brief_30-web-1.pdf

Nel, H., Keikelame, J., Jardine, C., Motsuenyane, M. S. & Landry, J. (2023) Bridging the Accountability Gap: Applying assed-based and citizen-led development in Emfuleni, South Africa. Research Report No. 25. Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy. https://icld.se/wp-content/uploads/ICLD_ResearchReport_25_2023-final-web.pdf

Landry, J., & von Lieres, B. (2022). Strengthening Democracy Through Knowledge Mobilization: Participedia – A Citizen-Led Global Platform for Transformative and Democratic Learning. Journal of Transformative Education, 20(3), 206–225. https://doi.org/10.1177/15413446221103191

Lacelle-Webster, A., Landry, J., & Smith, A. (2021). “Citizen Voice in the Pandemic Response: Democratic Innovations from Around the World,” in Smith, G., Hughes, T., Adams, L., & Obijiaku, C. (Eds.). Democracy in a Pandemic: Participation in Response to Crisis. University of Westminster Press.

Landry, J., Smith, A.M., Agwenjang, P., Akakpo, P.B., Basnet, J., Chapagain, B., Gebremichael, A., Maigari, B., & Saka, N. (2020). Social justice snapshots: governance adaptations, innovations and practitioner learning in a time of COVID-19. Interface: A journal for and about social movements, 12(1), 371–382. ISSN 2009–2431.

Landry, J. & von Lieres, B. (2019). Participedia as a democratic learning platform in a global context of democratic erosion. Participedia Partners Conference, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.

Landry, J. (Ed.). (2018). Participatory, accountable, and inclusive governance in practice: A collection of Participedia case studies by Coady graduates (Innovative practice no. 7). Coady Institute. (3.26 Mb pdf)

Landry, J. & Peters, B. (2018). Assets on the right(s) track? Reflections at the intersection of human rights-based approaches and asset-based and citizen-led development (Innovation series no 19). Coady Institute. (1.92 Mb pdf)

Landry, J. & Peters, B. (2017). Human rights based approaches and citizen-led, asset-based and community-driven development: Discussion paper (Innovation series). Coady Institute. (593K pdf)

Mathie, A. with Alma, E., Ansorena, A., Basnet, J., Ghore, Y., Jarrín, S., Landry, J., Lee, N., von Lieres, B., Miller, V., de Montis, M., Nakazwe, S., Pal, S., Peters, B., Riyawala, R., Schreiber, V., Shariff, M.A., Tefera, A., & Zulminarni, N. (2016). Grass-roots pathways for challenging social and political inequality. In World social science report 2016: Challenging inequalities: pathways to a just world (pp.259-262). UNESCO.

Landry, J. & Galofre, C. (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. & Angeles, L. (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)(Suppl.), 105-131. (StFX access)

Miranda Clementino, M.L., Picanço Bentes Sobrinha, M.D., Boothroyd, P., De Castro, E., & Landry, J. (2011). Building capacity for collaborative governance: Exploring the university’s role. Fourth International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid.