‌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.


The Agriburban Research Centre is dedicated to food security though sustainable land use.


The Agriburban Research Centre's mission is to explore agricultural land use on the rural-urban fringe through rigorous applied interdisciplinary research, and to engage communities in developing best practices in support of food security through sustainable land uses.


Denver Nixon and Lenore Newman have just published an article, The Efficacy and Politics of Farmland Preservation through Land Use Regulation: Changes in Southwest British Columbia's Agricultural Land Reserve, in the journal Land Use Policy.

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