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Social Science Rural

Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada

Taking the Next Steps

edited by Lars K. Hallström, Mary A. Beckie & Glen T. Hvenegaard

contributions by Karsten Mündel, Donald Alexander, Kirstine Baccar, Michael Barr, Moira Calder, Meredith Carter, Yolande Chan, Sean Connelly, Jonathan Corbett, Anthony Davis, Jeffrey Dixon, David Douglas, Roger Epp, Kelly Green, Greg Halseth, Casey Hamilton, Karen Houle, Melanie Irvine, Bernie Jones, Robert Keenan, Rhonda Koster, Ryan Lane, Sean Markey, Shelly McMann, Leslie McMillan, Morgan Moffitt, Karen Morrison, Craig Pollett, Kerry Prosper, Mark Roseland, Laura Ryser, Claire Sanders, Jennifer Sumner, Kelly Vodden, Marc von der Gonna & Shayne Wright

Publisher
The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Category
Rural, Regional Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772120400
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $54.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772120950
    Publish Date
    May 2016
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    $39.99

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Rural communities, often the first indicators of economic downturns, play an important role in planning for development and sustainability. Increasingly, these communities are compelled to reimagine the paths that lead not only to economic success, but also to the cultural, social, environmental, and institutional pillars of sustainability. As the contributors to this volume demonstrate, there are many examples of such innovation and creativity, and many communities that seek out new ways to build the collaboration, capacity, and autonomy necessary to survive and flourish.

Contributors: Don Alexander, Kirstine Baccar, Michael Barr, Mary A. Beckie, Moira J. Calder, Meredith Carter, Yolande E. Chan, Sean Connelly, Jon Corbett, Anthony Davis, Jeff A. Dixon, David J.A. Douglas, Roger Epp, Kelly Green, Lars K. Hallström, Greg Halseth, Casey Hamilton, Karen Houle, Glen T. Hvenegaard, Melanie Irvine, Bernie Jones, Robert Keenan, Rhonda Koster, Ryan Lane, Sean Markey, Shelly McMann, L. Jane McMillan, Morgan E. Moffitt, Karen Morrison, Karsten Mündel, Craig Pollett, Kerry Prosper, Mark Roseland, Laura Ryser, Claire Sanders, Jennifer Sumner, Kelly Vodden, Marc von der Gonna, Shayne Wright.

About the authors

Lars K. Hallström is associate professor of political studies and director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities at the University of Alberta.

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Mary Beckie is Associate Professor and Acting Director of Community Engagement Studies.

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Glen Hvenegaard is Professor of Environmental Science and Geography at Augustana Campus.

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Karsten Mündel is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) at Augustana Campus.

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Donald Alexander's profile page

Kirstine Baccar's profile page

Michael Barr's profile page

Moira Calder's profile page

Meredith Carter's profile page

Yolande Chan's profile page

Sean Connelly is lecturer in geography at the University of Otago and a research associate with the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University.

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Jonathan Corbett's profile page

Social Anthropologist Anthony Davis was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. He completed his undergraduate degree at St. Mary's University in Halifax, his M.A. at the University of Manitoba, and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. Dr. Davis has researched and written about fisheries issues for the past sixteen years, with articles appearing in scholarly journals, fishing industry publications and newspapers. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he continues to research and write about fisheries issues and life in small boat fishing communities. 

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Jeffrey Dixon is associate director of the Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare at Queen’s School of Business.

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David Douglas' profile page

Roger Epp is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He served as founding Dean of the University's Augustana Campus in Camrose from 2004 to 2011. Much of his recent writing has explored what it means to live in the prairie West with a sense of memory, inheritance and care. He is author of We Are All Treaty People: Prairie Essays (2008), contributing co-editor of Writing Off the Rural West (2001) and co-producer of the documentary "The Canadian Clearances" for CBC Radio Ideas.

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Kelly Green's profile page

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.

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Karen Houle is the author of two poetry collections, Ballast (1995) and During (2000). She teaches in the Philosophy department at the University of Guelph. She is also involved with the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming, where her interest in putting environmental ethics into practice has shifted her toward land-based approaches to learning. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Melanie Irvine's profile page

Bernie Jones' profile page

Robert Keenan's profile page

Rhonda Koster's profile page

Ryan Lane's profile page

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.

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Shelly McMann's profile page

Leslie McMillan's profile page

Morgan Moffitt's profile page

Karen Morrison's profile page

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Mark Roseland is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University and a professor in SFU's Department of Geography. A former editor of RAIN Magazine and North American editor of Local Environment, his publications include Eco-City Dimensions: Healthy Communities, Healthy Planet (New Society, 1997). He lectures internationally, advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning, and participates actively in sustainable community development projects in Vancouver and elsewhere.

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Laura Ryser is research manager in the Rural and Small Town Studies Program at the University of Northern British Columbia.

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Jennifer Sumner teaches in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and is coordinator of the Adult Education and Community Development Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

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kelly vodden is Associate Professor (Research), Environmental Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus, Canada.

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Marc von der Gonna's profile page

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Editorial Reviews

“This book is an excellent compilation of research on rural sustainability issues in Canada, covering a number of topics by university researchers and rural communities working closely together.… The rural issues the contributors discuss all involve public engagement with academics and rural citizens working together, covering a wide range of issues, from Aboriginal communities to land use regarding conversion of farmland, to economic impacts of rural population loss and aging, and the meanings of sustainability.”

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