Investing in Place is about creating the foundations for renewing northern British Columbia’s rural and small-town economies. Markey, Halseth, and Manson argue that renewal is not about nostalgic reliance on the policies and economic strategies of the past – rather, it is about building a pragmatic and innovative vision for development, one that acknowledges both the opportunities and the challenges posed by resource development and global and technological change. The path to renewal lies in place-based development, in people working together at all levels of the community and region to take advantage of local opportunities in a sustainable, responsible way.
About the authors
Sean Markey is an associate professor with the School or Resource and Envrionmental Management and an associate with the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University.
Greg Halseth is professor of geography and Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia.Sean Markey is associate professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University.Laura Ryser is research manager in the Rural and Small Town Studies Program at the University of Northern British Columbia.Don Manson is a community-based researcher and educator working with the communities and people of northern British Columbia.
Don Manson is a community-based researcher and educator working with the communities and people of northern British Columbia.