Understanding Rural Wealth

Understanding Rural Wealth

How do rural areas harness existing financial resources to facilitate sustainability?
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Rural Policy Learning Commons

Rural Policy Learning Commons

Learn about international comparative rural policy and research initiatives.
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What is the future of rural Canada?

What is the future of rural Canada?

Check out the State of Rural Canada book that examines the future of rural communities across the country.
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Building Community Resilience

Building Community Resilience

A new book will be released in the fall 2017 sharing the stories of small places embracing resiliency strategies to build a sustainable future.
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Recent Research Initiatives

Place-Based Endowments in the Periphery

Peripheral communities are sites of wealth, fuelling the Canadian economy through natural resource industrie...

Making a Difference? Measuring Outcomes of Provincial Rural Policies and Programs

Governments across Canada struggle develop and implement robust, flexible, and effective rural policies and pr...

Rural Policy Learning Commons

The welfare of rural and northern Canada is critical for the prosperity of urban Canadians. Rural places and people prov...

From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience

From Black Horses to White Steeds celebrates and critiques the dynamics of innovation, governance, and culture in place.

Recent News

07
Sep

Pot legalization will force big adjustments to Kootenay economy, society

  Tracey Harvey, PhD candidate in Rural Studies, recently spoke with the Arrow Lakes News regarding the upcoming cannabis legalization and what it might mean for rural regions. You can read th...
04
Sep

Check out the 2017-2018 Libro Professorship Annual Report

  The 2017-2018 year has been incredibly busy for the Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development. Over the past twelve months, Dr. Gibson has been busy in research, teaching, and communi...