Students in GEOG 3350 work with Central West region on land use planning initiatives

Nov 19th, 2012

R. Gibson

Grand Falls-Windsor – Baie Verte – Harbour Breton area
Students in GEOG 3350 work with Central West region on land use planning initiatives

Since September, students in GEOG 3350: Community and Regional Planning and Development have been directly involved in a regional planning initiative here in Newfoundland. This exciting opportunity is the result of a partnership with the Grand Falls-Windsor – Baie Verte – Harbour Breton Regional Council, the largest geographic Rural Secretariat region on the island. Students are working with the Regional Council to identity best practices and/or lessons learned for land use planning in a large rural region.

Based on regional priorities identified by the Regional Council, students are examining land use planning in five key areas: aquaculture, access to crown lands, forestry, waterfront/cabin development, and tourism and recreation. Students are working with Regional Council members to identity other jurisdictions in Canada dealing with similar opportunities and challenges. This initiative will culminate in a series of land use planning case studies at the end of the fall term.

This initiative is facilitated through funding from the Rural Secretariat, a provincial government entity focused on advancing the sustainability of rural communities and regions in Newfoundland and Labrador.  For more information on this community-based research initiative, visit the project page on the Rural Resilience website

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