Prof. Wayne Caldwell, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, appeared in a series of CBC Radio interviews at stations across the country on July 12 discussing the future of rural communities in Canada.
The interviews were based on the CBC series Transformation, which explores how small towns are trying to thrive and survive in changing times. While some communities have flourished with recent global economic shifts, others have struggled.
Caldwell discussed economic challenges facing rural economies and how some rural communities are re-inventing themselves.
He has lectured across Canada on the future of rural communities and has published extensively on planning, community development, agricultural land preservation, siting of livestock facilities, rural land use and the environment.