There is growing awareness in Canada of the importance of “place” in poverty reduction. Research shows that place matters in the quality of life for all citizens and the prosperity of nations. Place is important because it provides infrastructure, facilities, goods and services for its residents and shapes its members’ experiences and well-being. Communities are an important source of cultural, social and civic identity. Their small- scale allows residents to participate in decision-making.
This annotated bibliography is a basic reading guide for those involved in the Place-Based Poverty Reduction project with the Canadian CED Network. It links the PBPR project to related concepts, practice and policy from Canada, the US and the UK.
It reviews 17 different sources and synthesizes the information found in each.
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