Community Vitality: From Adaptation to Transformation explores key themes related to what makes a community vital while illuminating the importance of the concept in order to inspire and guide critical shifts towards thriving, resilient and sustainable communities. In an era of global climate change, the increasing divide between the wealthy and poor, the overwhelming dependency on digital technology and the Internet, the need for a dialogue on sustainable community planning efforts focused on community vitality has never been stronger. This book is the first publication by Fernweh Press, bringing together researchers and practitioners to explore the key concepts of community vitality.
Ann Dale is a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. She held her university's first Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development 2004-2014 and is a Trudeau Fellow Alumna (2004). Yuill Herbert is a Director with Sustainability Solutions Group, climate change expert and lives on a farm in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Rebecca Foon is a Director with Sustainability Solutions Group, and an internationally renowned Juno award-winning cellist. Robert Newell is a researcher and instructor at Royal Roads University, a PhD candidate with the Geography Department at the University of Victoria, and an outdoor enthusiast who, on occasion, leads nature walks through parks in Saanich, BC.
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COMMUNITY VITALITY: FROM ADAPTATION TO TRANSFORMATION