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1. Webb, Graeme Michael. Creative social entrepreneurs, social capital, and collaborative governance : a Saskatoon based analysis.

Degree: 2009, University of Saskatchewan

This thesis investigates the hypothesis that creative social entrepreneurs facilitate collaborative governance in the Saskatoon city-region by being the primary creators of social capital. Governance, both its quality and form, is essential in facilitating social, cultural, and economic development at the city-region level. Collaborative governance is a form of governance that enables a community to mobilize all of its assets (individuals, associations, and institutions) in all sectors of society (industry, government, and civil society) to address issues of need and to create new growth. The quality of governance at the city-region level is directly influenced by the level of social capital in the city-region. It is widely acknowledged that members of Richard Florida’s “creative class” drive Promethean-like economic development. However, the creative class is not monolithic; members of the creative class can choose to be involved in society in many different ways. The benefits that members of the creative class can have on a society when they act socially have been largely ignored in the literature. Creative social entrepreneurs— characterized by their creativity, horizontal hypermobility, preference for involvement in participatory activities, and desire for quasi-anonymity (weak ties)—facilitate the governance of society by creating social capital (societal level social capital, associational level social capital, and individual level social capital). The thesis presents and analyses the output from a survey of 30 creative social entrepreneurs from government, business, civil society, and the university in the Saskatoon city-region. This survey was used to measure the level of creativity (professional and informal creativity) and entrepreneurial capacity of the participants, as well as map their social networks. Using social networks analysis (SNA) three measures of centrality (closeness centrality, betweens centrality, and eigenvector centrality) were used to examine the impact that creative social entrepreneurs play in social capital creation. The results from this analysis did not explicitly support the hypothesis that creative social entrepreneurs play a key role in social capital creation and the facilitation of governance at the city-region level. However, there was a positive correlation between professional creativity and all three measures of centrality. Not all innovators impact social capital creation. However, those professional innovators that do act socially are positioned in community networks to be the primary creators of social capital. Advisors/Committee Members: Phillips, Peter, Smith, Richard, Pontikes, Ken, Walker, Keith D..

Subjects/Keywords: Social Entrepreneur; Social Capital; Collaborative Governance; Creative Class

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APA (6th Edition):

Webb, G. M. (2009). Creative social entrepreneurs, social capital, and collaborative governance : a Saskatoon based analysis. (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07152009-105147

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Webb, Graeme Michael. “Creative social entrepreneurs, social capital, and collaborative governance : a Saskatoon based analysis.” 2009. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed November 13, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07152009-105147.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Webb, Graeme Michael. “Creative social entrepreneurs, social capital, and collaborative governance : a Saskatoon based analysis.” 2009. Web. 13 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Webb GM. Creative social entrepreneurs, social capital, and collaborative governance : a Saskatoon based analysis. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2009. [cited 2019 Nov 13]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07152009-105147.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Webb GM. Creative social entrepreneurs, social capital, and collaborative governance : a Saskatoon based analysis. [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07152009-105147

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Saskatchewan

2. Thomarat, Jacqueline Anne. Planning and development in fragmented city-regions : a case study of Saskatoon's Willows Residential Development (1992-2004).

Degree: 2007, University of Saskatchewan

This thesis examines a protracted planning process in the Saskatoon city-region. More specifically, it examines the planning process which occurred between 1992 and 2004 regarding a residential housing development on The Willows Golf Course. This thesis reveals that the protracted planning process was the result of several factors including: the fragmented character of governance; the planning and development policies and decision-making process in the Saskatoon city-region; the multiplicity of actors; and the political dynamics that arose in an intermunicipal conflict between the City of Saskatoon and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park. The thesis concludes that this case study provides some important lessons for both governments and planners in the Saskatoon city-region as well as other city-regions on opportunities and obstacles for improving planning processes. The first major lesson is that problems emerge when an innovative proposal lands in the context of an antiquated policy framework that cannot adequately deal with it. The second major lesson is that the current regional planning mechanisms are not conducive to comprehensive long-term planning for the city-region. The third lesson is that in some cases the opposition is to changes to the traditional decision-making processes as much as it is to the proposed project. The fourth major lesson is that timely and effective communication is very important for determining character of the political dynamics surrounding a development proposal. Miscommunication can create problematic political dynamics. The fifth major lesson is that economic considerations are inextricably tied to the politics of planning and development.This study concludes with two major recommendations. The first recommendation is that in order to overcome the negative outcomes of fragmented governance systems, formal structures and protocols must be improved to ensure that municipalities continue to communicate effectively with one another in difficult circumstances created by increasing development pressure, especially when they are likely to disagree on a particular development proposal. The second recommendation is that given that there is no guarantee that neighbouring municipal governments can always reach agreement between them, legitimate and efficient dispute settlement mechanisms are required both at the regional level and at the provincial level. Advisors/Committee Members: Garcea, Joseph, Pontikes, Ken, Michelmann, Hans J., Gertler, Michael E., Romanow, Roy.

Subjects/Keywords: planning; housing; saskatoon; development plan; annexation; development; regional planning; residential golf course development; golf; city politics; city-region governance; urban planning; politics; fragmented governance; rural municipalities; intermunicipal conflict; rural municipality of corman park

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APA (6th Edition):

Thomarat, J. A. (2007). Planning and development in fragmented city-regions : a case study of Saskatoon's Willows Residential Development (1992-2004). (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08082007-135329

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Thomarat, Jacqueline Anne. “Planning and development in fragmented city-regions : a case study of Saskatoon's Willows Residential Development (1992-2004).” 2007. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed November 13, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08082007-135329.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Thomarat, Jacqueline Anne. “Planning and development in fragmented city-regions : a case study of Saskatoon's Willows Residential Development (1992-2004).” 2007. Web. 13 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Thomarat JA. Planning and development in fragmented city-regions : a case study of Saskatoon's Willows Residential Development (1992-2004). [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2007. [cited 2019 Nov 13]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08082007-135329.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Thomarat JA. Planning and development in fragmented city-regions : a case study of Saskatoon's Willows Residential Development (1992-2004). [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2007. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08082007-135329

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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