Medieval Museum, Monday 15th January 2018 at 7:30pm

Admission: €5 (To go towards the Museum Acquisition and Conservation Fund.)

“The Logic and Potentials of Competitive Collaboration in the New Economy – Comparative Observations in Development from Canada and Elsewhere, with Potential Lessons and Opportunities for Waterford and South-East Ireland”

Presented by David J. Douglas

A native of Dublin, David Douglas’s career spans many years in regional, community and rural development with the government of Ontario, a private practice in rural, community and regional development, and with the University of Guelph where he is Professor Emeritus. He is a former President of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF). David’s research and consulting have taken him all over the world. He has published extensively and is an active researcher, writer and consultant.

His presentation will pose the opportunity of co-designed endogenous regionalism, regionalization and regional development, with particular reference to Waterford and the South-East region. It will address the rural-urban dynamic and all its contentious trappings and the South-East’s serial lagging behind the country’s economic development. He will use this to pose the questions, challenges and opportunities of multi-community collaboration, thinking beyond the boundaries of our geo-administrative inheritances boundaries, the concept of place-based development, the capacity and other development potentials in governance, and other matters.

Tickets available in advance from Bishop’s Palace or Medieval Museum Receptions

0761 102650 museumreception@waterfordcity.ie OR on the door

Sponsored by The Granville Hotel Waterford.

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