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Regional Planning: A Fresh Start for the Capital Region

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    The City-Region Studies Centre /
    Regional Planning: A Fresh Start for the Capital Region
    - a free talk/panel discussion with Dr. Mark Partridge

    January 31, 2008 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 p.m. @ University of Alberta
    NRE (Natural Resource Engineering Facility) Room 1-001 / Cost: Free.

    For more information, contact Zara at:
    T: (780) 492.9957 / E: [email protected]

    The City-Region Studies Centre invites you to a free presentation and panel discussion on issues of regional development. Dr. Mark Partridge will speak about regional planning/development issues (urban sprawl, industrial growth in rural areas, regional thinking, etc.), which will be followed by a panel discussion and audience participation.

    About the Speaker: Mark Partridge is the C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University and a Professor in AED Economics Department. Prior to that, he was the Canada Research Chair in the New Rural Economy at the University of Saskatchewan, where he is an Adjunct Professor.

    Dr. Partridge has published over 60 academic and scholarly papers and his work has been ranked among the top-1000 economists in the world. He is currently the lead investigator on an Infrastructure Canada grant to examine rural-urban interactions and the role of infrastructure.

    About the City-Region Studies Centre: The CRSC is a University of Alberta inter- and multi-disciplinary based research unit whose mission is to engage with communities, particularly within the Alberta Capital Region, and explore the nature of 'city-regions' in all of its complexities.

    The Centre's goal is to increase understanding of the interactions and inter-dependencies of the human (political, economic, socio-cultural) relationships within the city-region and thus to inform public policy and improve the well-being of those who dwell within.

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