This site follows the journey of Professor John Martin and Alistair Walker as they cycle 7,500km across Canada while doing a study tour of the sustainability of communities including the agricultural finance initiatives that exist across Canada
On this site we will focus on giving you a taste of what we see and hear along the way. We will give you a snatch of the conversations and interviews with people that John, Alistair and others have along the way in the form of short video clip.
Professor John Martin, the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, at Latrobe University’s Bendigo campus in Australia. John will be conducting a study of at least 10 communities spread across Canada for different reasons. His study will explore the innovations and sustainability initiatives that exist in the communities visited. In particular he wants to learn about the ways in which people in these places have adopted sustainable living practices. He will be comparing Australian and Canadian small communities and looking at how they are dealing with significant changes relating to economic, demographic and environmental factors. He will also be discovering whether people in these rural communities typically work together in creative and innovative ways to secure their viability and liveability.
Alistair is a senior analyst with Rural Finance Corporation. Rural Finance offers finance to the rural sector for a range of purposes and have played a major role in the development of rural Victoria. They also sometimes administer schemes on behalf of the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. Alistair will be studying the rural financing initiatives that exist across Canada.
Click here to see more about the cycling journey.
The Sustainable Towns Study can be found here.
Click here to see the interactive Google map of the trip.
The itinerary can be found here.
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