David Douglas

Professor Emeritus | Associated Graduate Faculty
Email: 
djdougla@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
Office: 
Johnston Hall, Room 115
Program: 
Rural Planning and Development

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Education: 

BA (National University of Ireland)
MA (Toronto) MCIP, RPP

Biography: 

David Douglas is past-President (2009-11) and a Board Member on the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF), co-host of the national Rural Research Workshop (2011, 2012) in Ottawa, the Rural Development Expert Advisor for the Province of Zakarpattia, Ukraine (2011-13), a co-investigator on a major four university project on "new regionalism" in Canada, editor and author of Rural Planning and Development in Canada (Nelson, 2010), was Advisor for the pilot project on rural regional collaboration in Western Canada and the North, the Community Collaboration Project (Brandon University), and is a Member of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.

Douglas is actively involved in a number of research projects and community outreach, and gives the Community Economic Development course (RPD-6370) within Rural Planning and Development. Other current research involves an examination of the relationships between development planning theory and practice. Fieldwork for this project, in part supported by a SSHRC grant, has been undertaken in Europe (Ireland) and Newfoundland and Labrador. Other activities include research on regionalism and regional planning policy and practice, and a new chapter on radical rural development planning and sustainability (University of Alberta, 2012).

Primary Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Rural community development and governance 
  • Local and community-based economic development 
  • Rural development policy
  • Strategic planning and management
  • Regional development planning
  • Sustainable development 
  • Participatory process
  • Local government 
  • Organizational analysis and development
  • Small community design
  • Planning and development theory

Primary Regions of Interest:

Canada, Europe, Other International (Iran, China, Pakistan).

Publications -  2009-2018 

Note: (P) – Peer reviewed.  (P – Int)  - Within School / Project Peer reviewed.

Douglas, David J.A. 2018. “Governance in rural contexts: Toward the formulation of a conceptual framework.” EchoGéo, Processus de gouvernance dans les territoires ruraux. Special Edition. No. 43. January. Paris; Sorbonne. (P).

Douglas, David J. A. 2017. “Community resilience: Critical reflections from the Canadian rural development perspective.” In From black horses to white steeds: Building community resilience, Brinklow, Laurie and Ryan Gibson (eds.), pp. 10-30. Charlottetown, PE: Island Studies Press. (P).

“Roots, regions and radical practice: Rural communities in societal survival and transformation.” In Halström, L. K., Beckie, Mary A., Hvenegaard, Glen T., and Karsten  Mündel (eds). Taking the Next Steps; Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada. Edmonton; University of Alberta Press. Chapter 1. (2016) (P).

“Power and politics in the changing structures of rural local government.” In Shucksmith, Mark and David L. Brown (eds.). Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies. London; Routledge. Chapter 50. (2016) (P).

“Preface”. In Vodden, Kelly, Ryan Gibson, and Godfrey Baldacchino (eds.). Place Peripheral: Place-Based Development in Rural, Island, and Remote Regions. St. John’s; Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (2015) (P).

“Ontario”. With Lauzon, Al, Norman Regetlie, and Wayne Caldwell. In, Markey, Sean, Sarah Breen, Al Lauzon, Ryan Gibson, Laura Ryser and Ruth Mealy (eds.). State of Rural Canada. Vancouver; Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. Chapter 2.5. (2015). (P).

Douglas, David J.A. Fogo Island Local Government Development: A Case Study in Endogenous Rural Development.  Vienna; OECD LEED (Forthcoming). (P)

Douglas, David J.A. Enhancing the Capacity of Partnerships to Influence Policy, with Particular Reference to Rural Contexts. Vienna; OECD LEED (Forthcoming). (P)

Douglas, David J. A. “Strategic resilience: Getting a step ahead of the recession for effective local economic development.” Municipal World. January, 2010. pp. 27-29. (P)

Douglas, David J.A. (ed). Rural Planning and Development in Canada. Toronto; Nelson. (2010). (P)

Douglas, David J.A. “Introduction”. In, Douglas, David J.A. (ed). Rural Planning and Development in Canada. Toronto; Nelson. (2010). (P)

Douglas, David J.A. with R. Annis.“Community development: A cornerstone of rural planning and development.” In, Douglas, David J.A. (ed). Rural Planning and Development in Canada. Toronto; Nelson. Chapter 10. (2010). (P)

Douglas, David J. A. “Theorizing rural planning and development.” In, Douglas, David J.A. (ed). Rural Planning and Development in Canada. Toronto; Nelson. Chapter 11. Chapter 11. (2010). (P)

Douglas, David J.A. and Contributors. “Rural planning and development in Canada: Prospects and potentials”. In, Douglas, David J.A. (ed). Rural Planning and Development in Canada. Toronto; Nelson. Chapter 12. (2010). (P)

Douglas, David J.A. and Brendan O’ Keeffe.  “Rural development and the regional construct: A comparative analysis of the Newfoundland & Labrador and Ireland contexts.” In Baldacchino, Godfrey, Rob Greenwood and Lawrence Felt (eds.). Remote Control: Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular, and Remote Regions. St. John’s NL; ISER Books, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Chapter 4, (2009). (P)

O’Keeffe, Brendan and David J.A. Douglas. “Rural development in Newfoundland & Labrador and Ireland: Governance and its prospects and potentials.” In Baldacchino, Godfrey, Rob Greenwood and Lawrence Felt (eds.) Remote Control: Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular, and Remote Regions. St. John’s NL; ISER Books, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Chapter 12, (2009). (P)
 

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