29 Sep

Call for Papers: Traditions and transformations in the sustainability of rural communities

Traditions and transformations in the sustainability of rural communities: Balancing Living Culture and Nature speaks to both the history and future of rural communities. The waterfalls, fjords and lakes of Telemark became the heart of industrialization with the harnessing of hydropower. A canal cut into the heart of the region to serve the growing industries in […]

26 Sep

Call for Papers: C2Uexpo 2017

C2Uexpo 2017 will celebrate and showcase community-campus partnerships – local, national and global – which advance social, health, environmental, educational and collective strategies supporting transformation for the common good. We invite proposals that: Showcase innovative models, experiences and best practices of community-campus programs. Provide critical examinations of how partnerships and research initiatives contribute to, challenge, […]

22 Sep

Call for Papers: Ontario Climate Symposium 2017

The Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) and York University are pleased to host the 5th Annual Ontario Climate Symposium on May 11th and 12th 2017. This year’s Symposium theme, Ahead by a Century: Envisioning Just Transformations in a Changing Climate, aims to engage discussions across research disciplines and policy and practice communities about the future of Ontario’s society and economy as we collectively address […]

22 Sep

Call for Papers: Interrogating land, property, and land use: Investment, conflict, and politics

The recent ‘global rush’ on land challenges existing ownership, property relations, and uses of land. Multiple forms of land use change and related governance include large-scale investments in agricultural lands and pressures placed on lands by housing demand. In the global north, land use changes in rural and peri-urban areas are highly publicized political processes […]

20 Sep

Call for Papers: People-Centred Food Policy

2017 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting — Boston, MA — April 5-9, 2017 Person-centred policy is a philosophical approach to governance increasingly popular in medical and health circles which seeks to place individuals at the heart of policymaking. In acknowledging the significance of lived encounters with the food system, this perspective aims to foreground and respect […]

19 Sep

Call for Proposal: Rural Energy Transitions

Call for Papers: Session “Rural energy transitions. Exploring the rural dimension of socio-technical change” at European Rural Geographies Conference 2017, Braunschweig (Germany), June 14-17, 2017 Recently, the field of energy geography has “burst” (Huber 2015, p. 1) with an increasing amount of research highlighting the spatial dimension of current transformations within the energy sector. Far […]

13 Sep

Rural Mobilities: Towards Applied and Transformative Understandings

Organized by María Cristina Manzano-Munguía (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) and Mark Watson and Kregg Hetherington (Concordia University, Montreal).  For two days in March 2017 in the historic colonial City of Puebla in central Mexico, organizers will bring together a group of international scholars to explore the possibilities and challenges of applying a mobilities approach to […]

8 Mar

Call for Papers: Rural Drinking Water Session at Canadian Association of Geographers Conference

At the upcoming Canadian Association of Geographers Conference (www.cag-acg2016.ca) a special session is being organized on Rural Drinking Water. The special session organizer is currently seeking contributions to the session. See below for details. Protecting Canada’s drinking water systems (everything from source to tap) is a fundamental component of planning sustainable communities and safeguarding the […]

7 Mar

Call for Papers: State of Rural Canada Sessions

In fall 2015 the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s (CRRF) released “The State of Rural Canada 2015” (http://sorc.crrf.ca). With contributions from across the country, the report demonstrated that rural Canada is facing a mix of demographic, economic, and social challenges. However, rural Canada has also proven itself to be highly innovative in terms of responding to the […]