Book details

Publication date: March 2016
Features: 3 B&W photographs, 5 maps, 5 diagrams, 10 tables, bibliography, notes, index
Keywords: Community Development/Rural Canada/Sociology
Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies, Regional studies, Community Development/Rural Canada/Sociology, Sociology, Social Sciences
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Lars Hallström is Professor and Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. Mary Beckie is Associate Professor and Acting Director of Community Engagement Studies. Glen Hvenegaard is Professor of Environmental Science and Geography at the Augustana Campus. Karsten Mündel is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Augustana Campus. All editors are from the University of Alberta.

“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.”

Duane (Dewey) Thorbeck, Great Plains Research

Introduction xi
Lars K. Hallström

SECTION I: Contexts and Challenges for Rural Sustainability
One Roots, Regions, and Radical Practice 1
Rural Communities in Societal Survival and Transformation
David J. A. Douglas
Two Rural Sustainability and the “Lenses” of Place 25
Don Alexander and Bernie Jones
Three Engaging the Public in Wildlife and Greenspace
Stewardship in Camrose, Alberta 43
An Analysis of Outcomes, Drivers, and Lessons Learned
Glen T. Hvenegaard and Michael Barr
Four Peaks and Valleys on the Prairies 63
Optimism and Resistance to Sustainable Community Development in Craik, Saskatchewan
Sean Connelly, Kelly Green, Sean Markey, and Mark Roseland

SECTION II: Sustainability Planning, Capacity, and Collaboration
Five Municipal Sustainability Planning, Community
Engagement, and Rural Revitalization 89
A Case Study of Chauvin, Alberta
Moira J. Calder, Mary A. Beckie, and Shelly McMann
Six Developing Assessment and Adaptation Capacity 117
Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Municipal Planning in Newfoundland and Labrador
Melanie Irvine, Robert Keenan, and Kelly Vodden
Seven The Creative Economy 145
An Opportunity for Rural Community Sustainability
Yolande E. Chan and Jeff A. Dixon
Eight University–Community Partnerships to Support Small-Town Economic Transition 171
Laura Ryser, Marc von der Gonna, and Greg Halseth

SECTION III: Implementation and Action: Lessons from the Front Lines
Nine Taking the Next Steps Toward
Environmental Sustainability 199
Implementing the Official Plan on Pelee Island
Jennifer Sumner and Claire Sanders
Ten Rural First Nations Tourism 217
Examining the Relationship Between Sustainable Tourism and Capacity
Rhonda Koster and Kirstine Baccar
Eleven Netukulimk Narratives 241
Pathways to Rebuilding Sustainable Indigenous Nations
L. Jane McMillan, Kerry Prosper, Morgan E. Moffitt, and Anthony Davis
Twelve You Are Where You Eat 269
Developing an Online Tool for Community Food Mapping
Jon Corbett, Casey Hamilton, and Shayne Wright

SECTION IV: Assessment
Thirteen An Ecohealth Framework for Evaluating Source-Water Protection, Health, and Well-Being in the Otonabee River Basin 295
Karen Morrison, Karen Houle, and Meredith Carter
Fourteen Seeking Sustainability through Self-Assessment and Regional Cooperation in Newfoundland and Labrador 321
Kelly Vodden, Ryan Lane, and Craig Pollett
Fifteen An Incremental Radicalism for Sustainable Communities 347
Roger Epp

Index 371
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