Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Summary Report – Building, Connecting and Sharing Knowledge: A Dialogue on Linkages Between Communities

by CPRN / RCRPP

One area where there is a pressing need for research to support policy development is the linkages between communities. These linkages are economic, social, cultural, environmental and geographic. In addition, how communities relate to one another is defined through governance structures.

Infrastructure Canada [INFC], with assistance from CPRN, hosted a dialogue entitled Building, Connecting and Sharing Knowledge: A Dialogue on Linkages Between Communities on March 3, 2005 in Ottawa. The papers presented included: a literature review of research on linkages by INFC; an examination of linkages in the context of urban systems by Jim Simmons; and a look at linkages from a rural economy perspective by Bill Reimer. In addition, Mario Polèse provided a commentary on the Simmons and Reimer papers. The Summary Report provides the main messages and themes from the paper presentations and the plenary discussion, and includes the agenda and list of participants.

The papers from the dialogue are posted, in English and French, on Infrastructure Canada's Research Gateway.

Release Date: 3 Mar 2005
Number of pages: 19
Document number: 36099