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Transforming Rural Communities Series


I love living in a small town, in fact, we specifically decided to move to one from a city of 250,000 people. There are many attractions, but equally there are problems, just like anywhere that people decide to live.

Rural communities are a forgotten sibling of their city counterparts. With smaller populations and services distributed across larger areas, provincial and state government officials could hardly be blamed for feeling that it would be easier to just shut down some of the smaller communities!

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be analyzing some of the issues and suggesting solutions or methods of improving the problems.

Welcome to the Transforming Rural Communities Series!

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.