Towards a Strategic Communications Plan: Providing Community-Informed Insight into the Role of the Biosphere Reserve on the Oak Ridges Moraine
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The implementation of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BR) in Canada is strongly dependent on grassroots community-based support and understanding. The recent calls for the Oak Ridges Moraine and adjacent Greenbelt lands (ORMGB) to be designated a BR require that a communications strategy be created to garner local support. Taking into consideration complex systems theory, this study looked to build a communications framework that combined higher-scale social organizing literature like social movement and environmental campaigns more detail-focused group dynamics and strategic communications research. Applying this framework to the ORMBG landscape revealed key target audience groups and messaging for the BR communications strategy.
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James Sik Yin Law (2012). Towards a Strategic Communications Plan: Providing Community-Informed Insight into the Role of the Biosphere Reserve on the Oak Ridges Moraine. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/6669