Place Peripheral: Summary

Place Peripheral: Place-Based Development in Rural, Island, and Remote Regions
This book is an outcome of the conference “Culture, Place and Identity at the Heart of Regional Development” held over three days in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in October 2011. The conference had as its objective the critical exploration of the harnessing of culture for economic gain, but without compromising the integrity of that culture.
This volume explores the unique and valued features of rural, remote, and peripheral places that shape the identities of individuals and their communities. One of these key features is culture. This book explores how culture can help create a “sustainable region,” understood as one where the quality of life is attractive to residents and potential immigrants, and whose economy competes successfully in its chosen markets.