From June 15-18, rural development practitioners, researchers, and policy analysts from across North America and Europe will share rural policy initiatives through a Twitter conference! Over this period, researchers from Guelph will share a number of research updates. Anyone can follow the conference through the Twitter hashtag #icrps2021. Research contributions from Guelph will include:
- Beyond City Limit (ations): Place-Based Innovation in Rural Canada and Northern
Scotland (Ashleigh Weeden | June 15)
- Advancing Rural Policy through Horizontal Relationships: Key Insights from a Pan- Canadian Initiative (Lissel Hernandez Gongora & Ryan Gibson | June 15)
- Municipal collaborations in rural Ontario infrastructure Management (Melissa Visser | June 15)
- Impoverishment Risks of Climate-induced Planned Relocation in Coastal Communities (Yanjun Liang | June 15)\
- Embedding rural capital: Community Investment Funds in Canada and their implications for rural communities (Alex Petric & Ryan Gibson | June 16)
- Diversity, Inclusion and Attainable housing in Rural Small-Town Areas: The Case
of Center Wellington (Victoria Agyepong | June 16)
- Virtual Insanity: Fixing broken policy loops in order to bridge Canada’s digital divides (Ashleigh Weeden & Wayne Kelly | June 17)
- Understanding barriers of Nepali Immigrants living in Guelph to access recreational activities in City of Guelph (Niva Shrestha | June 17)
- Becoming an Informed Rural Community Development Leader (Norm Regatlie & Lissel Hernandez Gongora | June 17)
- Agritourism as a Solution to Rural Revitalization?: A Case Study of North Durham Region (Sarah Parish | June 18)
Conference Contributions from Day 1
Below are illustrations of the Twitter conference presentations shared on Day 1.
1/5 #ICRPS2021 Mainstream ideas about what’s possible in rural places are limited by geographic narcissism & structural urbanism. Neither urban-as-default nor rural decline are inevitable. What does innovation look like beyond city limit(ations)? What do #ruralfutures require? pic.twitter.com/a5uv4gRyVG
— Ashleigh Weeden (@ashleighweeden) June 15, 2021
But how can rural communities with varying capacities address their #infrastructure needs?
— Melissa Visser (@MelissaVisser17) June 15, 2021
1/5 #ICRPS2021 The critical difference between a displacement and a relocation is that the latter requires preliminary planning to prepare the affected populations for slow-onset disasters, and to reconstruct their livelihoods. pic.twitter.com/eHHZHExfIy
— 梁艷君 (@YanjunLiang) June 15, 2021
The Rural Policy Twitter Conference program outlining all the contributors, brief descriptions of research, and date/times for presentations can be found at . The Rural Policy Twitter Conference is hosted by the International Comparative Rural Policy Consortium.