Marena Brinkhurst

Project Manager, planner, and Land rights professional in Oakland, California

Marena Brinkhurst

Project Manager, planner, and Land rights professional in Oakland, California

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I am a community planner and researcher focused on supporting community land rights and community-based land management. I use participatory mapping, land-use planning, local governance building, policy advocacy, and action research.

My fascination with land issues was sparked studying indigenous land rights and land management in India and with First Nations communities in Canada.

I am currently a Program Officer for the Community Land Protection Program at Namati, a non-profit organization dedicated to global legal empowerment (http://www.namati.org/work/community-land-protection-program/).

I am interested in connecting with others in fields of land policy, land rights, land management, Indigenous and community lands, and participatory mapping.

  • Work
    • Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
  • Education
    • Master's in Resource and Environmental Management (Planning), SFU