PlacePeripheral_final-2Place Peripheral: Place-Based Development in Rural, Island, and Remote Regions examines community and regional development in rural, island, and remote locales from a place-based approach. This is a timely edited collection, addressing themes that are receiving considerable attention in Canada and internationally as local communities, scholars, researchers and public policy analysts strive to better understand and apply place-based strategies in rural and remote regions. The volume and its contributors examine place-based economic development strategies, recognizing the broader and deeper significance, meanings, and attachments often associated with place and also interrogating such relationships as may exist between sense of place, cultural and social development, and environmental stewardship. 

The book is edited by Kelly Vodden (Environmental Policy Institute, Memorial University), Ryan Gibson (Saint Mary’s University), and Godfrey Baldacchino (University of Malta). This book emerges from a recent conference co-hosted by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, the North Atlantic Forum, and the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development.

Place Peripheral can be purchased through the Institute of Social and Economic Research Press.

Praise for Place Peripheral

“… an excellent volume that breaks open the development dialogue and encourages us to think about cultural assets in place-based development … Readers will be pleased to add this volume to their bookshelves … and puts it’s ideas into work in research, policy, and practice.” Greg Halseth (University of Northern British Columbia)

“This is a key theme of this book: that peripheries are not inevitably destined to remain so, and even in this globalized and centralized world, they do have agency, and can change the lives of local people for the better” John Bryden (University of Aberdeen)