Christopher Fullerton

Department of Geography




Christopher Fullerton

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences
Office: Mackenzie Chown Complex, C-319
Brock University
E-mail: chris.fullerton@brocku.ca

Phone: 905-688-5550, ext. 3487
Fax: 905-688-6369

 

Fields

  • Rural Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation Geography and Planning
  • Urban Land Use Planning

 

Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Geography, University of Saskatchewan, 2004
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours Geography, Nipissing University, 1993

 

Research Interests

  • Rural Community Economic Development
  • Rural Land Use Planning
  • Sustainable Urban Transportation
  • Public Transit Planning and Policy
  • Ottawa's Urban and Regional Planning History

 

Courses Taught, Fall/Winter 2013-2014

Fall Term

  • GEOG 3P60: Geography of Transportation
  • GEOG 4F99: Honours Internship

Winter Term

  • GEOG 1F90: Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 4F99: Honours Internship

 

Publications and Presentations

Edited Books

Ripmeester, M., P. G. Mackintosh, and C. Fullerton, eds. 2013. The World of Niagara Wine.  Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Conference Proceedings

Fullerton, C. Under Review. "Arts, Culture, and Rural Community Economic Development: A Southern Saskatchewan Case Study." In Place Peripheral: The Challenge and Promise of Place-Based Development in Rural and Remote Regions, K. Vodden, R. Gibson, and G. Baldacchino, eds. St. John's, NL: ISER Books.

Fullerton, C. 2013. "The growing place of wine in the economic development of the Niagara Region." In The World of Niagara Wine, M. Ripmeester, P. G. Mackintosh, and C. Fullerton, eds. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. 47-63.

Fullerton, C. 2010. "Exploring the potential contributions of community economic development to rural revitalization." In Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Community Change, D. Winchell, D. Ramsey, R. Koster and G. Robinson, eds. Brandon, MB: Rural Development Institute, pp. 434-454.

Fullerton, C. and Brander, J. 2010. "Coping with population decline on the rural-urban fringe: perspectives of planning and economic development practitioners in Lambton County, Ontario." In The Rural-Urban Fringe in Canada: Conflict and Controversy, K. Beesley, ed. Brandon, MB: Rural Development Institute, pp. 55-63.

Fullerton, C. 2007. “Maintaining and Expanding Public Transit Ridership: Findings and Research Implications of an Ottawa Commuter Survey.” North American Transportation Networks – Gaps and Opportunities: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Saskatoon, SK: Canadian Transportation Research Forum, pp. 118-132.

Fullerton, C., K. Hemsworth, A. Ward, and K. Gold. 2007. “Exploring the Impacts of an Unlimited Access Program: A Case Study of Brock University.” North American Transportation Networks – Gaps and Opportunities: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Saskatoon, SK: Canadian Transportation Research Forum, pp. 621-635.

Fullerton, C. 2005. “A Changing of the Guard: Regional Planning in Ottawa, 1945-1974,” Urban History Review 34, no.1, pp. 100-112.

Fullerton, C. 2004. “The Public Transit Commuter Accessibility Audit, Transportation Revolutions, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Calgary, Alberta, pp. 206-220.

Fullerton, C. 2003. “Evaluating Accessibility to Employment by Public Transit from the Commuter’s Perspective,” Crossing Borders: Travel, Trade, Security and Communication, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, pp. 721-735.

Skaburskis, A. and Fullerton, C. 1998. “The Lure of Ottawa’s Rural Region,” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 7, no. 2, pp. 244-259.

Conference Presentations

Fullerton, C. 2012. "A Longitudinal Study of Brock University's Highly Successful U-Pass Program," Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo, ON, May 29.

Fullerton, C. 2012. "Action Research, Service Learning, and Community Development: A Match Made in Rural Ontario," 2nd National Rural Research Workshop, Ottawa, ON, May 24. (Poster)

Fullerton, C. 2012. "'You've got to create a place where people want to be'," Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Communities: 2012 Economic Revitalization Conference, Kingston, ON, April 11.

Fullerton, C. 2011. "Arts, Culture, and Rural Community Economic Development: A Southern Saskatchewan Case Study," North Atlantic Forum: Culture, Place & Identity at the Heart of Regional Development, St. John's, NL, October 13.

Fullerton, C. 2010. “The University-Community Partnership: Benefits of a Rural Ontario Land Use Planning Project,” 2010 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference, Brandon, MB, October 15. (Poster)

Fullerton, C. 2010. “The Growing Place of Wine in the Economic Development of the Niagara Region,”  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 16.

Fullerton, C. 2008. "The Public Transit Commuter Accessibility Audit," Association of American Geographers 2008 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 15-19.

Brander, J. and Fullerton, C. 2007. "Rural Population Decline and Rural Economic Development in Lambton County, Ontario," Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division 2007 Annual Meeting, Sudbury, ON, October 18-19.

Fullerton, C. 2007. "Quality Matters: Promoting Community Revitalization in Rural and Remote Settings," Sixth Quadrennial Conference of British, Canadian, and American Rural Geographers, Spokane, WA, July 16.

Fullerton, C. 2007. "Maintaining and Expanding Public Transit Ridership: Findings and Research Implications of an Ottawa Commuter Survey," 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Winnipeg, MB, June 4.

Fullerton, C., Gold, K., Hemsworth, K., and Ward, A. 2007. "Exploring the Impacts of an Unlimited Access Program: A Case Study of Brock University," 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Winnipeg, MB, June 6.

Fullerton, C. 2006. “'This is not a dying town': Exploring the Links between Social Capital and Rural Community Economic Development,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Thunder Bay, ON, May 30.

Fullerton, C. 2006. “Developing Geographies of Rural Economic Development: A Case Study of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan,” Rural Issues and Insights 2 Conference, Brandon, MB, March 4.

Fullerton, C. 2005. “Encouraging Post-Secondary Students to Use Public Transit: How and Why?”, Building Bridges Conference 2005 – A National Forum on Town and Gown Issues, St. Catharines, ON, June 22.

Fullerton, C. 2004. “Sustainable Transportation and Public Transit Accessibility”, Canadian Urban Transit Association Fall Conference (Academic Research Needs Roundtable Discussion), Montreal, QC, November 10.

Fullerton, C. 2004. “Enhancing Public Transit Accessibility: A Research Agenda for Transportation Geographers”, Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON, October 30.

Fullerton, C. 2004. “The Public Transit Commuter Accessibility Audit ”, Canadian Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference, Calgary, AB, May 10.

Fullerton, C. 2003. “The Public Transit Commuter Accessibility Audit : A Practical Tool for Measuring Public Transit Accessibility to Employment”, Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Annual Meeting, Kingston, ON, October 25.

Fullerton, C. 2003. “Evaluating Accessibility to Employment by Public Transit from the Commuter’s Perspective,” Canadian Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, May 14.

Fullerton, C. 2002. “Analysis of Public Transit Commuter Needs: The Case of Ottawa ,”Special Session on Geographies of Gender, Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Annual Meeting, London, ON, October 26.

Fullerton, C. 2001. “Evaluating the Quality of Sustainable Transportation Facilities and Services: The Case of Employment Accessibility in Ottawa-Carleton,” Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON, October 27.

 

Invited Guest Speaker

Keynote Speaker, Planning for Resilient Communities in Northeastern Ontario: Planning Authorities Technical Workshop, Sudbury, ON, September 21, 2010. "Resilience and Revitalization in Rural Communities"

Guest Speaker, "Main Street Matters" Downtown Revitalization Workshops, St. Thomas and Collingwood, ON, April 24 and 26, 2007. "Building a Strong, Positive Sense of Place"

Guest Speaker,  Economic Developers Council of Ontario 2006 Regional Update, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, October 12, 2006.  "Quality Matters: Promoting Community Revitalization in Rural and Remote Settings"

Guest Speaker, Brock University President’s Community Luncheon Series, St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce, November 24, 2005. “The Garden City of Tomorrow: Considerations for Future Planning and Development in St. Catharines”

Keynote Speaker, Business Improvement Areas 2005 National Conference,  Toronto, ON, April 4, 2005. "Smart Growth and the Importance of Smart Growth in Revitalizing Downtown"

Guest Speaker, St. Catharines South Rotary Club, January 12, 2004. "Downtown Revitalization in St. Catharines: The Importance of Smart Growth"

Guest Speaker, Brock University President’s Community Luncheon Series, Welland Rotary Club, June 24, 2003. “Downtown Revitalization in Welland: Ingredients for Success”

Guest Speaker, St. Catharines Downtown Association, April 22, 2003. “Revitalization Strategies for Downtown St. Catharines”

Guest Speaker, Brock University President’s Community Luncheon Series, St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce, April 15, 2003. “St. Catharines in the 21st Century: Development Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing World”

Committees

Commissioner/Vice-Chair, St. Catharines Transit Commission

Community Advisory Group Member, Niagara to GTA Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study

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