Investing in Place

Economic Renewal in Northern British Columbia

Sean Markey, Greg Halseth, and Don Manson

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  • Published: February 2013
  • Subject Listing: Geography, Western History
  • Bibliographic information: 352 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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Investing in Place is about creating the foundations for renewing northern British Columbia’s rural and small-town economies. Markey, Halseth, and Manson argue that renewal is not about nostalgic reliance on the policies and economic strategies of the past - rather, it is about building a pragmatic and innovative vision for development, one that acknowledges both the opportunities and the challenges posed by resource development and global and technological change. The path to renewal lies in place-based development, in people working together at all levels of the community and region to take advantage of local opportunities in a sustainable, responsible way.

Sean Markey is an associate professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University. Greg Halseth is a professor of geography, director of the Community Development Institute, and Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. Don Manson is an adjunct professor of geography and coordinator of the Community Development Institute at UNBC.

“Investing in Place is a first-class piece of work that should become one of the ‘must’ books on the subject. Well situated in the broader literature, illustrated with different case studies, and written in a clear and accessible style, it is based on penetrating research that is easily accessible to professionals in the regional development field as well as local and regional players and interested citizens.” - Christopher R. Bryant, D©partement de g©ographie, Universit© de Montr©al