Planning for rural non-farm residential development in Southern Manitoba: A case of 'them versus us'-planners and others

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dc.contributor.supervisor Wight, Ian (City Planning) en_US
dc.contributor.author Gaudet, Lacey
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-08T21:55:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-08T21:55:38Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23138
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this practicum was to examine the evolution of planning for rural non-farm residential development (RN-FRD), in terms of trends, policy and practice. An analysis of trends, and underlying changes, in planning policy and regulation in Southern Manitoba, since the 1970s, is presented - with a particular interest in farming-dominated regions outside the Winnipeg Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). More specifically, the practicum examines how land use planning for RN-FRD has evolved – over the last decade – especially in the vicinity of certain (official or unofficial) Large Urban Centres (LUCs), situated in non-metropolitan settings. It reviews how literature addressing RN-FRD in the 1970s may have influenced early policy evolution, and how recent literature might be considered to better inform current planning surrounding RN-FRD. The underlying issues are addressed through a targeted literature review, interviews with key informants/stakeholders, and comparative case study of the recent Development Plan experiences of three rural planning jurisdictions in Southern Manitoba - one Rural Municipality, of Hanover (RMH); and two Planning Districts – Brandon and Area (BAPD), and Rhineland Plum Coulee Gretna Altona (RPGAPD). All three have been experiencing significant RN-FRD, and have notably attempted to address RN-FRD within their Development Plan. In summary, the practicum assesses planning for RN-FRD in Southern Manitoba over the past four decades – in terms of both policy and practice, and concludes with recommendations for both planners and policy makers, including: how to better define RN-FRD, planning beyond municipal boundaries, the incorporation of better long-term planning, and integrating infill approaches to RN-FRD. The research inevitably deals with the tension between professional planners and others – notably the elected and administrative officials responsible for the planning jurisdictions. A better balancing of the interests of both is explored, around the common ground of better planning for RN-FRD in the future. The research indicates that a new alliance may be emerging; it is no longer such a pronounced case of ‘them versus us’. en_US
dc.subject rural en_US
dc.subject non-farm residential en_US
dc.subject land use en_US
dc.subject planning en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject policies en_US
dc.title Planning for rural non-farm residential development in Southern Manitoba: A case of 'them versus us'-planners and others en_US
dc.degree.discipline City Planning en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Ashton, William (City Planning) Driedger, Allison (Manitoba Municipal Government) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2014 en_US

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