Market Towns

Author: Neil Powe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136772382
Release Date: 2013-06-20
Genre: Architecture

Original and insightful, this volume, giving in-depth consideration to the key issues affecting the future of market towns, provides readers with a framework for evaluating policy initiatives and progress in market towns. Through a detailed analysis of the characteristics of over 200 towns and in-depth studies of eleven towns in different parts of England, the authors identify and explore a number of key roles for market towns. Such as: retirement towns commuter towns employment centres service centres tourist towns. Setting the results in the context of past and current policy, they consider in more detail some of the critical issues, including increased personal mobility, aging populations, housing growth and affordability, employment and retail competitiveness. Drawing on this detailed case study material, a final section explores the future role of market towns as sustainable communities and how they might best assure their futures. Addressing issues which have not yet been covered in contemporary planning literature, this comprehensive volume provides a wide-ranging discussion that will appeal to those involved at all levels of practice related to market towns as well as to academics and students working in both rural and urban geography and planning.

Regional Public Finances

Author: J. Mønnesland
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000053671233
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Finance, Public

"Regional and local governments play a crucial role in regional development. They both constitute themselves as a key industrial sector, where employment and activities may have a significant impact on total regional activity figures, and they may engage in schemes and initiatives in order to support the industrial life in their region to atttract newcomers. In such a situation, it is of vital importance to understand how the regional and local levels of government are financed, and to what extent there are national schemes and/ or regulations aiming to influence the distribution of finances between the local and regional units. Having legislative power, the state can attempt to influence the scope of action of local government units. The question is how, and to what extent, should the state influence local government. The state can act legislatively as well as economically, where transfer systems as well as tax regulations will be important aspects of the policy towards the local government sector. This book offers a broad range of analysis on the regional finance systems operating in various European countries. It focuses on the aims as well as the mechanisms, discussing outcomes as well as side-effects. At a time when the financial situation of regional and local governments has come under stress, and the division of power between the different governmental levels is under discussion in most European countries, it is important to look closely at these experiences in a broader European context"--P. [4] of cover. AŁ

Young People in Rural Areas of Europe

Author: Birgit Jentsch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351870658
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre:

Despite an EU-wide commitment to rural development, research has rarely focused on the lives of young people in rural areas, their experiences in education and employment, their perceptions of policies relevant to them, and their possibilities of participation. Based on a two-year European research project on policies and young people in rural development, this edited volume examines these issues and considers young people's experiences of rural life in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and Scotland. The volume is organized thematically with each chapter addressing a specific topic in one or more countries. These topics comprise: the attractiveness of rural areas to young people; the impact of programmes under the European Employment Guidelines; rural youth in local community development and partnerships; rural development programmes and their impact on youth integration; the role of social networks; and the transition from education to employment. A number of implications for policy and practice are drawn out in conclusion. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the future of rural areas and with those who live in the European countryside.

Europa 21

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132137824
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Europe


Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe

Author: Andrew K. Copus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135130978
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential. This book argues that Europe has 'outgrown' many of the stereotypes usually associated with it, with substantial implications for European Rural Policy. Rural structural change and its evolving geography are portrayed through regional typologies and the concept of the New Rural Economy. Demographic change, migration, business networks and agricultural restructuring are each explored in greater detail. Implications for equality and social exclusion, and recent developments in the field of governance are also considered. Despite being a subject of active debate, interventions in the fields of rural and regional development have failed to adapt to changing realities and have become increasingly polarized. This book argues that rural/regional policy needs to evolve in order to address the current complex reality, partially reformulating territorial or place-based approaches, and the New Rural Paradigm, following a set of principles termed ‘Rural Cohesion Policy’.

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the New Russia

Author: Nataliya Tikhonova
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351909624
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre:

Presenting the findings of a major research project funded by the EU (INTAS), this key volume investigates the regional, ethnic and socio-cultural aspects of poverty and social exclusion in Russia in recent years. In-depth household interviews and survey data allowed teams from the UK, Denmark and Russia to compare different societies and communities in Russia across several different themes: the definition of poverty in different regional, ethnic and socio-cultural settings; the reproduction and formation of poverty subcultures in different societies and communities; the ethnic/national and political values of poor people; the readiness of poor people for social protest; and a comparison of Russia with other EU countries. Offering a wealth of original data collected following a period of rapid impoverishment of the Russian population, the study considers the challenge this presents to Western European models of poverty and social exclusion.

Rural Planning and Management

Author: Joe Morris
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1840642203
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the importance of the rural sector in integrated sustainable development strategies. This timely volume presents a selection of writings which explore the key issues in the debate on the management of the rural environment for sustainable development. Although there are considerable differences in context between developed, transitional and developing countries, the volume identifies common themes in the search for sustainable livelihoods, vibrant communities, environmental protection and the wise use of natural resources. It examines the challenges of sustainable rural development, relevant concepts, principles, techniques, analytical methods and management responses. the collection contains papers on topical rural issues such as sustainable agriculture, forestry, tourism and protected area policy. It demonstrates that, while there is convergence on the approaches to sustainable development, notably the emphasis on market mechanisms, institution building and participation, local solutions need to be found.

Welfare Reform in Rural Places

Author: Paul Milbourne
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781849509183
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Political Science

Intends to significantly extend previous research work on the rural impacts of national welfare reform and position it in a broader context. This title provides a comprehensive and comparative account of the rural dimensions of welfare in a number of developed countries.

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Author: Mark Shucksmith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317619857
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Genre: Social Science

Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.