October x, 2020, 5 - 7 pm
October x-xx, 2020, 10 - 5 pm
Landscape Architecture Gallery
20 Rock Garden Road, Truro NS B2N 2B1
In 2018, 81.4 % of the total population in Canada lived in cities . However, Nova Scotia’s rural population remains relatively high at 42.6 % of the total population. This relationship is not expected to remain.
Nova Scotia recently reported its biggest population increase in more than 30 years and had an estimated population of 977,457 in early 2020, up from 921,700 in 2011. This made Nova Scotia the 2nd most densely populated province in the country with a population density of 45 m2 / 17 km2 as Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada in terms of area, behind Prince Edward Island. The changes to Nova Scotia due to population increase and the influences upon the landscape will be more observable than in the larger provinces. One area where these impacts will be most pronounced is at the periphery of rural areas.
In order to best prepare for these changes, we must first understand this unique spatial typology and it’s place within the larger Nova Scotia landscape. This exhibit examines the multiple interrelated characteristics of Nova Scotia’s peri-rural landscape. These pieces analyse and reveal components required to develop a conceptual framework to address the complexity and unfolding transition dynamics of Nova Scotia’s peri-rural landscapes (when developing sustainable adaption strategies ????).
This exhibit serves as a catalyst for the technical, creative, and organisational innovation and collaboration necessary for a sustainable pathway towards climate change adaptation in Nova Scotia and Canada’s peri-rural areas.
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Director, Green Infrastruture Performance Lab
1 - Urbanization in Canada 2018
2 - (2016)