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Rural community sustainability in Canada has been an issue for at least three decades with sustainability/sustainable development becoming part of the policy lexicon in the last two. While various definitions may incorporate combinations of environmental, economic, social, political and cultural dimensions, consensus is lacking regarding...
With the increasing rate of land development, consumption of natural resources, and destruction of ecosystems in the United States today, it is crucial to investigate sustainable alternatives to current development practices and patterns of settlement. This thesis proposes strategies for environmentally responsible land use and...
This research looks at the barriers to sustainable development Squamish, BC., a costal town that is in transition from a resource to non-resource based economy. Smart growth guiding principles have been used to shape the transitional processes; most plans however have yet to be implemented....
The research goal of this dissertation is to understand key issues - real or perceived - related to Marcellus Shale natural gas development, to understand how these perceptions lead stakeholders to take action, and to understand how these actions emerge within local places.