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Contested Countryside: Land use conflicts in Southern Ontario

Contested Countryside: Land use conflicts in Southern Ontario

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The project examines the complex environmental, political, social and economic relations concerning controversies that implicate rural and urban regions and communities. It focuses on two dimensions of complexity: (1) evolving rural-urban relations through conflicts over land use and/or local development initiatives; and (2) role played by knowledge-based authority in these conflicts whether constructed on the basis of scientific expertise or attachment to place.

Researcher: Gerda Wekerle, Anders Sandberg, Stephen Bocking and Stephen Hill (Trent University)

Project Theme: Urban Planning

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