Thursday, March 7, 2013

FREE Webinar: Recreational Homes, Gateway Communities & Rural Development

Since many of our communities rely on tourism generated by natural amenities, this may be a worthwhile webinar to participate in!


From: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development []
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 3:52 PM
Subject: NCRCRD Webinar: Recreational Homes, Gateway Communities & Rural Development


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Recreational Homes, Gateway Communities, and Rural Development


Dave Marcouiller

(University of Wisconsin)


Mark Skidmore

(Michigan State University)


Richelle Winkler

(Michigan Tech University)


March 13, 2013

3:00 PM – Eastern Time



About the webinar: 

Recreational homes and their occupants create both opportunities and pitfalls for communities in rural amenity-rich regions. This webinar will outline an applied research agenda and introduce a set of outreach materials to assist community leaders in addressing the set of issues surrounding recreational homes and their use.


For a “Sneak Peek” go to:


About the Speakers:

Dave Marcouiller. Dave’s work deals with issues of resource-dependency and the unique planning needs of remote rural regions. His research focuses on amenity-based rural development, land use compatibility & conflict, integrative tourism planning, and outdoor recreation. 

Mark Skidmore.  Mark’s research has focused on public sector economics and economic development.  He has provided technical and consulting services on a range of issues related to economic development and government public finance and policy. 

Richelle Winkler.  Richelle is a community and environmental sociologist with skills in demographic methods, statistical analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial data analysis, and community-based research. In particular, Dr. Winkler is interested in studies regarding the interaction of environment, natural resources, and population change; community based participatory research projects with local community groups; and patterns of rural migration in the United States.


Registration: There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.


To join the webinar go to, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar.


The webinar will be recorded and archived at


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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824




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