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.
Sean Markey is an associate professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University. Greg Halseth is a professor of geography, director of the Community Development Institute, and Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. Don Manson is an adjunct professor of geography and coordinator of the Community Development Institute at UNBC.
Part 1: Introduction 1 Introduction: Foundations for Renewal 2 Northern British Columbia: General Processes 3 The Whole Community Approach Part 2: Creating a Space-Based Economy 4 Province Building 5 Restructuring and Response 6 Struggles in Transition Part 3: Moving to a Place-based Economy 7 An Economy of Place 8 Mobilizing for Change 9 Directions Part 4: Conclusion 10 On Intervention: Constructing a Northern Place 11 Conclusion: Renewal for Rural and Small-Town Northern BC Notes; Works Cited; Index
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