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A Greenway System Approach to Developing A Linked Amenity Network in Rural Ontario

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Sean
dc.contributor.author Purvis, Amy Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-02T20:43:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-02T20:43:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-04
dc.date.created 2018-04-26
dc.date.issued 2018-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/12960
dc.description.abstract As rural economies restructure due to a shift in demographic, social, and economic development, communities face significant challenges in promoting and encouraging continued economic growth. Rural communities are implementing tourismbased development strategies, marketing natural resources, culture, and history as amenity for creating tourist destinations. For many, tourism is seasonal and not a stable revitalization strategy. This study explores an integrative approach to greenway system design that supports a purposeful, amenity-linked network and quality of life attributes as a strategy for rural revitalization. A design framework was formulated from secondary data and then applied to a case study site. Key evaluators determined through selection criteria, provided an evaluation of the applied framework and design outcome. Results indicate how the application of an integrative landscape-based approach increases the attractiveness of rural communities to new residents, contributing to a revitalization strategy. Landscape architects can guide the future of rural landscapes towards heightening the quality of place and desirability of rural areas. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject rural development; amenity migration; rural tourism; destination tourism; sense of place; quality of life; creative class; revitalization en_US
dc.title A Greenway System Approach to Developing A Linked Amenity Network in Rural Ontario en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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