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Shift Rural: Connecting with a New Rural Landscape

March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015

uccessful rural communities are essential to Nova Scotia’s future. These communities are also unique and face challenges and opportunities that differ from urban areas. Shift: Rural will explore the relation ship between rural and urban communities. We will investigate practices for building capacity in rural areas, while also exploring ways to enhance connectivity between communities of all sizes. What does it means to be rural and how are communities confronting current challenges with new industries and planning approaches?

On March 6-8th — Graduate Students in Dalhousie University’s School of Planning presented SHIFT 2014, a FREE, annual conference. Through a mix of speakers, panel discussions and workshops, the conference explored the possibilities for creating resilient communities.

For over 20 years, the School of Planning’s conference has addressed pressing issues concerning where we live. The conference is organized entirely by a group of students who believe that the exchange of new ideas can bring positive change to a place. The purpose of the conference is to bring together the School of Planning, the community, and the profession to discuss, debate, and advance awareness and understanding of current topics in planning, community design, and innovations in community development. An effort is made to link these themes with related activities occurring elsewhere in Halifax Regional Municipality and the Province.


March 13, 2015
March 14, 2015


School of Planning, Dalhousie University


Unnamed Venue
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

The calendar of events is supported by the Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC). For more information on RPLC visit