Rural revitalization is a major challenge for many rural regions and communities across BC — and elsewhere in Canada and abroad — as they see their populations both ageing and shrinking.

Here you’ll find information, examples, and advice regarding how rural communities go about renewing themselves, in the process retaining current citizens and attracting new ones, enhancing their built environments, and appropriately leveraging their natural, cultural, and intellectual assets. Whether the focus is on the arts, technology, or innovative approaches to “old” economic sectors, rural communities that succeed are those that are able to identify and leverage one or more unique strengths.


Here’s an introduction to an interesting U.S. program: