David Douglas

University of Guelph
  • Ph.D.

Email: djdougla@uoguelph.ca

David Douglas is past-President (2009-11) and a Board Member on the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF), co-host of the national Rural Research Workshop (2011, 2012) in Ottawa, the Rural Development Expert Advisor for the Province of Zakarpattia, Ukraine (2011-13), a co-investigator on a major four university project on “new regionalism” in Canada, editor and author of Rural Planning and Development in Canada (Nelson, 2010), was Advisor for the pilot project on rural regional collaboration in Western Canada and the North, the Community Collaboration Project (Brandon University), and is a Member of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.  Primary Areas of Academic Interest: Rural community development and governance, local and community-based economic development, rural development policy, strategic planning and management, regional development planning, sustainable development, participatory process, local government, organizational analysis and development, small community design, planning and development theory.