Webinar: Evaluating Impacts of Natural Resource Development
New technologies in natural resource industries, most notably
hydraulic fracturing (i.e. fracking) but also turbine technologies, have
rapidly expanded development of these resources in the North Central region.
The impacts emerging from this development have social, economic, and
environmental ramifications for both communities and states, and for adjoining
states and communities. In response, multiple efforts through universities and
extension, industry, non-government organizations and governments seek to
address and define both benefits and detriments in these impacts. However, many
of these efforts are fragmented, and knowledge gained within and across engaged
entities (and within and across regions) is inadequately shared. To address
this need, we convened an international group of researchers in January of
2014. In this webinar, we present a series of findings demonstrating both this
fragmentation, and also the breadth of interdisciplinary knowledge. We
also present a series of strategies for linking across disciplines and steps
taken for building a national network
Meredith Redlin is a
Professor in the Dept. of Sociology and Rural Studies. She teaches, researches
and publishes in the areas of community development and rural diversity.
Jeffrey Jacquet is an
Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Sociology and Rural Studies. He has
published widely in the areas of energy and environment.
There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.