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Culture and infrastructure in Kamloops
Implications for the small cities initiative for Atlantic Canada
One key factor that contributed to starting the Kamloops initiative was the very recognition of it as a small city, and as noted, one that is relatively isolated. Small cities in Atlantic Canada may not be as remote geographically but there are several of them - St. John's, Moncton, Saint John, and to a lesser degree, in terms of population, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown. That these cities have remained small, i.e. not over 150,000 and not become mid-size, such as Halifax, may be regarded as a lack of economic progress. Yet smallness is increasingly becoming a virtue. As we are discovering in Kamloops, this kind of scale has a better chance at translating into more livability, and especially as large cities continue to expand and are beset by more sprawl.
Small cities -- Canada
University College of the Cariboo
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