Local Trail Development Along Rural Canada's Share of the Great Trail

dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorHunting, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-11T15:52:00Z
dc.date.available2019-09-11T15:52:00Z
dc.date.copyright2019-09
dc.date.created2019-08-26
dc.date.issued2019-09-11
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science (Planning)en_US
dc.degree.programmeRural Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.description.abstractThe development circumstances of small population municipalities along The Great Trail vary widely and numerous expressions of precarious trail development were uncovered through a mix-method approach. This research introduces a novel approach to examining capacity, one which looks at the subjective development confidence of key-informant practitioners, which is used as a benchmark in analyzing qualitative data. Lower confidence-score municipalities express more development challenges associated to securing funding and improving collaboration with key-partnerships, but improving the quality of local Great Trail infrastructure is shared across confidence groups due to continued maintenance of trail spaces. Through temporal modelling, municipal participants express higher confidence levels related to previous and long-term development efforts, as compared to development circumstances in the short-term. Trail development was expressed to be largely the function of local municipal efforts and the TCT was the second most impactful supporter. Other examined partnerships express the importance of volunteers and a substantial degree of precariousness offered by governmental support.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/17430
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectTrans Canada Trailen_US
dc.subjectThe Great Trailen_US
dc.subjectGreenway Planningen_US
dc.subjectRecreational Trail Planningen_US
dc.subjectActive Transportationen_US
dc.subjectRecreationen_US
dc.subjectPark Planningen_US
dc.titleLocal Trail Development Along Rural Canada's Share of the Great Trailen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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