- Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:27
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Kellie Spence, a graduate from the University of Guelph, conducted research in and around Dufferin County about landscape perception and community engagement in a changing rural environment. In Chapter 2 of her thesis research document, she reviewed the Highland Companies quarry application.
The Relationship of Landscape and Water
Perceptions to Community Engagement in
Rural Southern Ontario
Engagement is an essential component to community building. Among the factors which contribute to engagement is perception. Of specific interest to landscape architecture areperceptions of landscape and water as theyreveal environmental attitudes.Rural Southern Ontario has experienced notableland use pressures for resource extraction andrenewable energy. This study explores therelationship between landscape and waterperceptions by rural residents and levels ofcommunity engagement in a changing rural landscape.
Thank you Kellie for sharing your research with us.
- Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:15
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Local Action Replacing Global Cooperation
Author: Erin Elias,
4th year Political Science Student, University of Ottawa
December 18, 2012.
....I will address the question: can localized mobilization be successful where international movement is stagnated? More specifically, can local movements create a behavioural change that international movements cannot? Looking specifically at the recent proposal and withdrawal of plans for a Mega-Quarry in Melancton, Ontario, Canada, I hypothesize that mobilization and behavioural changes can be effective below the international level.
Thank you Erin for sharing this with us.
- Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:45
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Running head: STOP THE MEGA QUARRY
Mega Quarry: A Small Picture of the Consequences to Health It Would Bring
Children’s Health and Quality of Life: A Rights-Based Perspective
Jessica Preston, a Nursing Student from York University, has done research and wrote an article about the health concerns that the Proposed Quarry would have on childrens' health.
"In this document I will use the article discussed above as well as additional research to aid in examining: the children’s health issue, who the issue affects, which prerequisites to health are affected, how children’s quality life is affected and what needs to change."
Submitted by: Jessica Preston, May 24, 2012
Thank you Jessica for sharing this with us!
- Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:22
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Aggregate Extraction in Ontario: A Strategy for the Future
by Matt Binstock and Maureen Carter-Whitney
Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy
Aggregate extraction continues to be one of the most controversial land use issues in Ontario.
Demand for aggregate resources in fast growing municipalities in the province, combined with a
policy and legislative framework promoting extraction of aggregates close to the markets where
they will be consumed, has resulted in substantial resistance to new aggregate extraction
operations when they are proposed.
A very informative report.
- Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:21
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Canadian Environmental Law Association
Submissions to the Standing Committee on General Government
on the Aggregate Resources Act
Submitted by Joseph F. Castrilli and Ramani Nadarajah
Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association, May 14, 2012
Read Report. (12 pages)
Posted on the Canadain Environmental Law website, (CELA), May 14, 2012