Realizing Rural Resilience
The world is increasingly faced with conditions of rapid change. Economic development is influenced by change in everything from technology to climate. Rural places have unique characteristics that influence how communities adapt to change. The Regional Innovation Chair's current research explores what rural economic development looks like under conditions of rapid change and uncertainty, focusing on human capacity, technology and innovation, and infrastructure and services.
Current Projects Include:
- Building Local Government Capacity for Rural Economic Development
- Digital Readiness: An Evaluation of Rural Broadband Delivery Models in British Columbia
- Navigating Rural: Place-Based Transit Solutions for Rural Canada - in collaboration with University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University
- Remote Controlled - the impacts of disruptive technologies in the Canadian mining sector - in collaboration with the University of Waterloo
- Smart Specialization in Non-Metro Canadian Regions - in collaboration with OCAD University