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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Investing in Place

Economic Renewal in Northern British Columbia

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Investing in Place

Economic Renewal in Northern British Columbia

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.

352 pages


Table of Contents

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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