Lily Raphael

Economic Reconciliation

Co-author Step into the River: A Framework for Economic Reconciliation

Lily is passionate about strengthening and protecting people’s connection to place. She has worked at the intersection of cultural, social, ecological and economic issues in South America, the U.S. and most recently in British Columbia. Commited to social change, her work has included experiential learning, youth programming, social innovation and trauma-informed methodologies, as well as community-driven planning processes. She is committed to contributing to the sustainable and equitable well-being of communities across rural, Indigenous and urban landscapes. 

Lily’s current research interests include culturally informed placemaking and planning, co-management of sacred sites and protected areas with Indigenous and local communities, and opportunities for heritage conservation and eco-tourism in post-conflict communities. She holds a BA in International Development Studies, a Certificate in Integrated and Adaptive Water Resource Management, and a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning.