Department of Geography and
the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Office: SN 1021
Tel: (709) 864-6127
Fax: (709) 864-3119
I consider myself a regional geographer, but my interests include both political and economic aspects of regional development. I have a BA in Geography from Laurentian University (Sudbury ON), an MA in Planning from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD in Geography from Queen’s University (Kingston ON). My PhD research was focused on the multi-scalar political geographies of regional development in Northern Ontario.
At MUN, I will be working with Dr. Rob Greenwood (Executive Director of the Harris Centre) and Dr. Kelly Vodden (Associate Professor – Research, Environmental Policy Institute – Grenfell Campus) on issues related to governance, innovation, regional development and labour mobility in Newfoundland and Labrador.
I am also the newly elected secretary for the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)
- Politics of regional development
- Regional development in resource-based regions
- Rural development
- Planning in slow-growth and declining cities
Lepawsky, J., Hall, H.M. and Donald, B. forthcoming. Kingston and St John’s: The role of relative location in talent attraction and retention.
Greenwood, R. and Hall, H.M. forthcoming. The Social Dynamics of Economic Performance in St. John’s: A Metropolis on the Margins.
Hall, H.M. 2012. For All Regions, Regional Development Agencies: The History and Next Generation of RDAs in Canada. In N. Bellini, M. Danson, and H. Halkier (eds), Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation? (156-171). London: Routledge.
Hall, H.M. and Donald, B. 2012. Clarifying Creativity and Culture in a Small City on the Canadian Periphery: Challenges and Opportunities in Greater Sudbury. In A. Lorentzen and B. van Heur (eds), Cultural Political Economy of Small Cities (pp.80-94). London: Routledge.
Hall, H.M. 2011. Harvesting the Rural Creative Economy. Knowledge Synthesis produced for the Monieson Centre, Queen’s School of Business.
Donald, B. and Hall, H.M. 2010. Slow-growth and Decline in Canadian Cities. In T. Bunting, P. Filion, and R, Walker (eds), Canadian Cities in Transition 4th Edition (pp.276-292). Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
Hall, H.M. 2009. Slow Growth and Decline in Greater Sudbury: Challenges, Opportunities, and Foundations for a New Planning Agenda. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 18(1): 1-26.
Hall, H.M. and Donald, B. 2009. Innovation and Creativity on the Periphery: Challenges and Opportunities in Northern Ontario. Paper and policy report for the Martin Prosperity Institute and their provincial project, Ontario in the Creative Age.
Hall, H.M. 2009. Being Realistic About a Growth Plan in Northern Ontario. Plan Canada. 48(4): 15-18.
Hall, H.M. 2012. The Emerging ‘New Regionalist’ Approach to Development and What it Means For Rural Policy at the Creating Rural Connections 2012 Conference & Tradeshow, Regional Approaches and Strategies, Olds, Alberta: October 11-13.
Hall, H.M. 2011. Contested Regionalism and the Politics of Regional Economic Development in Northern Ontario, Canada at the Winter Conference of the Regional Studies Association, London, UK: November 25th.
Hall, H.M. 2010. For Every Region, Regional Development Agencies: The History and Next Generation of RDAs in Canada at a Special Workshop on the Next Generation of RDAs hosted by the Regional Studies Association, Volterra, Italy: November 19th.
Hall, H, M. 2010. Clarifying Creativity and Culture in a Small City on the Canadian Periphery: Challenges and Opportunities in Greater Sudbury at the Annual Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, London UK: September 1st.
Hall, H,M. 2009. Innovation and Creativity on the Periphery: Challenges and Opportunities in Northern Ontario at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV: March 24th.
Hall, H.M. 2008. Being Realistic About a Regional Growth Plan in Northern Ontario, Canada at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston MA: April 15th.
Hall, H.M. 2008. “If you’re not growing, you’re dying”: The Urban Identity of Planning for No Growth, at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Quebec City: May 22nd.