Christopher Fullerton

Associate Professor, Geography and Tourism Studies
2019 Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence, Brock University

Christopher Fullerton

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

Office: MC C417
905-688-5550 x3487
chris.fullerton@brocku.ca

Fields:

  • Rural Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation Geography and Planning
  • Urban Land Use Planning
  • Rural planning and development
  • Rural tourism
  • Ottawa’s urban and regional planning history
  • Public transit planning and policy
  • U-Pass programs at post-secondary institutions

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. and Brouder, P. 2019. “Rural Tourism in a Metropolitan Hinterland: Co-Evolving Towards a Resilient Rural Fringe.” In Perspectives on Rural Tourism Geographies: Case Studies from Developed Nations on the Exotic, the Fringe and the Boring Bits in Between, R. Koster & D. Carson, eds. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, pp. 41-61.
  • Fullerton, C. 2017. The Visitor Economy and Rural Cultural Amenities. Rural Foresight Paper prepared for the Measuring Rural Community Vitality Project, Rural Ontario Institute, Guelph, ON.
  • Brouder, P. and Fullerton, C. 2017. “Co-evolution and sustainable tourism development: From old institutional inertia to new institutional imperatives in Niagara.” In Tourism Destination Evolution, P. Brouder, S. A. Clave, A. Gill, and D. Ioannides, eds. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, pp. 149-164.
  • Boggs, J. and Fullerton, C. 2017. “Niagara Falls.” In The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism, L. Lowry, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 895-896.
  • Fullerton, C. 2015. “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, pp. 180-210.
  • Fullerton, C. 2015. “University-community partnerships as a pathway to rural development: Benefits of an Ontario land use planning project,” Journal of Rural and Community Development 10, no. 2, pp. 56-71.
  • Epp, S. and Fullerton, C. 2015. “Mitigating land use conflict,” Ontario Planning Journal 30, no. 3, pp. 6-7.
  • Brouder, P. and Fullerton, C. 2015. “Exploring Heterogeneous Tourism Development Paths: Cascade Effect or Co-Evolution in Niagara?” Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 15, no. 1-2, pp. 152-166.
  • 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.
  • Ripmeester, M., Mackintosh, P.G. and Fullerton, C. 2013. “Introduction.” In The World of Niagara Wine. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. xvii-xxiv.
  • 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 RevolutionsProceedings 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. 2018. “Developing Rural Tourism through Community-University Partnerships,” Tourism Geographies Conference, La Malbaie, QC, August 3.
  • Fullerton, C. 2017. “Towards Sustainable Regional Tourism Development in the Niagara Region,” Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, June 2.
  • Fullerton, C. 2017. “Long-term Paths to Sustainable Tourism Development within Canada’s Niagara Region,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 6
  • Fullerton, C. 2015. “The Changing Tourism Geography of Niagara Falls,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 22.
  • Fullerton, C. 2014. “‘We Need More of This’: Benefits of a University-Community Rural Land Use Planning Partnership,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, St. Catharines, ON, May 27.
  • Fullerton, C. 2014. “Land Use Planning Challenges in an Economically-Depressed Municipality: Seeds of a Broad Research Agenda,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, April 8.
  • Fullerton, C. 2013. “Examining the Land Use and Transportation Outcomes of Urban and Regional Planning Initiatives in Ottawa, 1945-2015,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, April 11.
  • 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,” 42ndAnnual 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.

Fall Term, 2019-20

  • GEOG 1F90: Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 3P57: Human Geography and Tourism Studies Field Course

Winter Term, 2019-20

  • GEOG 4P66: Advanced Topics in Planning and Community Development
  • GEOG 5P35: Rural Geography, Planning and Development
  • 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”
  • Commissioner/Vice-Chair, St. Catharines Transit Commission