‌Welcome to the Agriburban Research Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley

The Agriburban Research Centre (ARC) is dedicated to the study of landscapes on the edge of major urban areas, with a focus on creating thriving agricultural regions within regional cities. ARC will draw on global examples to study intensive agriculture, residential and agricultural interactions, agrarian migration experiences, fringe development, agricultural/ecological interactions, and land use regimes. Created as a joint project between UFV Geography and UFV Agriculture, ARC is intended to be a centre for excellence in the area of the rural/urban fringe.



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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