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Rural Sustainable Development in America

Edited By: Ivonne Audirac

448 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 1997 | #83067 | ISBN: 0471152331
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About this book

With the decline in rural population from forty percent at the turn of the century, to about 4 per cent now, many small towns have been virtually depopulated. However, some communities are planning and taking action to assure their development in sustainable ways. This book records the problems and successes that rural communities have experienced, and it is a tool for planners and concerned citizens in other communities to use in taking charge of their own future.


Partial table of contents:; RURAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: FRAMEWORKS AND UNDERPINNINGS.; Rural Sustainable Development: A Postmodern Alternative (I. Audirac).; Sustainable Community Development: A Systems Approach (D. Chiras & J. Herman).; RURAL DIVERSITY AND DIVERSITY OF APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY.; Still Life on the Plains: Strategies for Sustainable Communities (J. Luther).; Community--Based Workshops: Building a Partnership for Community Vitality (J. Segedy).; ASSESSING THE ALTERNATIVES.; Greenways, Trails, and Rural Sustainability (E. Starnes, et al.).; Economic Analysis of Leaf Management Alternatives for Local Government (D. Derr & P. Dhillon).; About the Authors.; Index.

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About the editor IVONNE AUDIRAC, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University, Tallahassee. She currently teaches a seminar on sustainable development in the Americas, and has conducted research on the impact of information technology on agriculture.

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