Dr. Lenore Newman is leading a SSHRC-funded research project, Understanding Agriburbia: Conflict and Innovation on the Rural/Urban Fringe, to study the evolution of agriburban landscapes and the role they play in regional food security.

With funding from the Abbotsford Community Foundation Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program, Dr. Lenore Newman is leading a project to research and exhibit the changes to the agricultural and environmental landscape in the Fraser Valley, designed to demonstrate the economic realities and community impact of agriculture on Abbotsford. The project, entitled Life in Agriburbia: 40 Years of the Agricultural Land Reserve, will research the evolution of the land reserve and the land excluded from protection and will present both maps and photographs documenting this research as a public exhibition.


Members of the Agriburban Research Centre were in Chicago, Illinois to present findings from their research at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers:

Cowboys and corn mazes: Farm stores and the rural imaginative on the urban fringe, by Lenore Newman

Comparing the Agriburban Landscapes of Richmond, British Columbia, and Washington County, Oregon, by Lisa Powell, Lenore Newman, and Hannah Wittman

Boundaries to suburbanization, thresholds of possibility? The emerging suburban political ecology of the Emscher Park, GruenGuertel Frankfurt and the Ontario Greenbelt, by Roger Keil and Sara Macdonald

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