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Events/Événements : Creative Rural Economy: From Theory to Practice

Source: The Monieson Centre
The innovation and knowledge-based economy has become a major driver of economic growth in urban areas around the world. As a result, the roles of cities and regions in a global economy are being redefined and reshaped. The transformation that is emerging is as significant and as challenging as the transformation made from agriculture to industry. Most significant, is the move away from jobs based on physical activity or repetitive tasks to ones that require analytical skills and judgement.

While cities play an important role in this shifting economy, there is growing evidence of the impact that a creative economy can occur in suburban, small town and rural communities. These studies form the basis from which rural and northern Ontario communities can work towards building stronger, more vibrant and dynamic creative economies independently and through collaborative efforts. This conference will focus on how the theory of the creative economy can be experienced in practice in rural Ontario communities.

Conference / Venue Information:
June 14, 2011, Queen's University
June 15-16, 2011, Prince Edward County

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