UofG Rural Planning and Development (RPD) researchers featured in the Ontario Planning Journal

Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2018

The current issue of the Ontario Planning Journal (Vol. 33, No. 6) features a range of topics on rural planning and development. Wayne Caldwell, RPD faculty, talks about two realities in rural Ontario and the impacts on the practice of planning. Sara Epp, PhD Candidate in Rural Studies, considers the settlement of Mennonite farmers in northern Ontario communities and the impact on local food systems. Katherine Howes, MSc RPD student, and her co-author discuss waterfront property owners and their role in local economic development. Pam Duesling, PhD Candidate in Rural Studies, reflects on policy changes occurring across rural Ontario in relation to on-farm diversification. Stephanie Burnham, MSc RPD student, Sheri Longboat, RPD faculty, and their co-author discuss using community-led planning approaches when working with Indigenous communities. These are a few of the range of topics explored in the RPD program at the University of Guelph.

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