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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

Many rural communities have discovered a new way of mobilizing people and resources to create more vibrant and sustainable communities. Instead of allowing a community’s problems to define what development and services it needs, this new approach begins with what is already strong and successful...Read more

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2017-07-18

The RDI leads various applied regional research projects each year that are aligned with the RDI Strategic Plan, informed by consultations processes, discussions with the RDI and CBT staff, the RDI Governance Committee and the RDI Advisory Committee, and evaluated based on a set of criteria and...Read more

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2017-07-14

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