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As a complex social issue, poverty has many dimensions that can be measured. Poverty always involves a lack of income, so low income measures are certainly important to defining poverty and supporting its reduction (see Poverty Reduction Part I: What is Poverty Reduction? Identifying...Read more

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2017-08-08

Recent decades have seen growing expectations on post-secondary institutions to fulfill roles not only as educators and researchers, but also to contribute to their surrounding regional and national economic, social, and cultural environments. There is a broad range of models and concepts...Read more

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2017-07-24

Review of open data specific to rural places, including barriers and benefits.Read more

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2017-07-24

For a region to be competitive and attractive in today’s global marketplace it has to take on the responsibility of actively driving innovation and development in regional industry sectors.1 This includes recognizing that regional innovation requires more than attempting to rely on the internal...Read more

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2017-07-21

Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit

Broadband, Technology and Our Future Workforce

Wayne Kelly

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2017-07-20

While small and rural communities have common characteristics, each community is unique. Climate change adaptation should reflect the unique perspectives, priorities and circumstances of each community. While adaptation is place-based, learning from other communities’ experiences in the...Read more

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2017-07-20

Climate change adaptation seeks to increase community adaptive capacity and resiliency to a changing climate and extreme weather events. Rural communities tend to be more vulnerable to climate change than urban areas as many are economically dependent on their surrounding natural environments...Read more

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2017-07-18

Across the world communities are thinking about how climate change and extreme weather events will affect them and are taking steps to prepare and adapt. Within the Columbia Basin-Boundary region, the impacts of climate change are already being felt and in response there is growing recognition...Read more

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2017-07-18

Knowledge-based economies are “directly based on the production, distribution and use of knowledge and information”. Knowledge is an increasingly important driver of economic growth and productivity. This transformation is linked with the arrival of information and communications technology (ICT...Read more

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2017-07-18

One of the biggest questions facing those interested in Asset-Based Rural Development (ABRD) is how to identify and measure the community’s assets. While the ABRD Knowledge Brief Part I : What is Asset-Based Rural Development discussed asset identification, the asset mapping stage is only the...Read more

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2017-07-18

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