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Population dynamics for small areas and rural communities

Category(s): Population Dynamics and Immigration
Status: Active
Principal: Paul Peters
Project Number: P0007
Year Approved: 2016

Project Description

Governments and other organizations make decisions that affect the future of small communities, including decisions about where, when, and whether to build or close schools, hospitals, shops, and small businesses. The importance of community-level decision making is particularly acute in sparsely populated and rural areas, where distance between settlements makes it difficult to share resources and the consequences of poor planning decisions are more likely to be economically and socially disruptive.

This project uses a small-area, probabilistic approach to population modelling to assist planners and policy makers and to underpin theories about human settlements in small communities of New Brunswick.

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