Memorial Presents: The Future of Rural Development
Given the complex challenges that face rural NL, what is the best approach to rural development in 2019? For some, the way forward has to be based in a new regional focus, but for others the regional model risks ignoring our attachment to specific communities, a possible key to sustainability. So what is the best approach to rural development given the complex challenges that face rural NL? How has the thinking around regional and rural development changed over the last 20 years? How is it the same? What can we learn from strategies of the past? And what potential opportunities and new approaches are emerging to change and revitalize the conversation?
In this Memorial Presents public forum Drs. Natalie Slawinski and John Schouten from the Faculty of Business Administration will present the PLACE framework for rural development. The framework is rooted in social enterprise and emerged from their research team’s study of Shorefast on Fogo Island. The presentation, a partnership with the Centre for Social Enterprise, will be followed by a panel discussion.
March 25, 2019
7:00-9:00pm at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Memorial University's Signal Hill Campus
Attend in person or watch online.