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Stockyards Districts as Industrial Clusters in Two Western Canadian Cities

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dc.contributor.author MacLachlan, Ian
dc.contributor.author Townshend, Ivan
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-29T20:50:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-29T20:50:15Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation MacLachlan, I. (2004). Stockyards Districts as Industrial Clusters in Two Western Canadian Cities. Western Geography, 13/14, 44-68. en
dc.identifier.issn 1187-1121
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/331
dc.description.abstract The stockyard was the nucleus of the livestock and meat processing agroindustry, one of the key propulsive forces in the rapid growth of western Canada at the turn of the century. In metropolitan centres such as Calgary and in smaller cities such as Lethbridge, stockyards functioned as transhipment points for livestock in transit and as markets for meat-packing plants. The activities typically drawn together by stockyards created a distinctly western Canadian industrial complex which benefited from agglomeration economies and industrial inertia. Nevertheless, public stockyards are now a relict urban land use and have all but disappeared from the urban landscape. The factors contributing to the waning role of stockyards are identified, with implications for the application of the theory of agglomeration economies and industrial clusters to resource-based industries. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Western Division, Canadian Association of Geographers en
dc.subject Stockyards -- Alberta en
dc.subject Meat industry and trade -- Alberta en
dc.title Stockyards Districts as Industrial Clusters in Two Western Canadian Cities en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Geography en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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