Rural America is progressing through a dramatic and sustained post-industrial economic transition. For many, traditional means of household sustenance gained through agriculture, mining and rustic tourism are giving way to large scale corporate agriculture, footloose and globally competitive manufacturing firms, and mass tourism on an unprecedented scale. These changes have brought about an increased presence of affluent amenity migrants and returnees, as well as growing reliance on low-wage, seasonal jobs to sustain rural household incomes. This book argues that the character of rural housing reflects this transition and examines this using contemporary concepts of exurbanization, rural amenity-based development, and comparative distributional descriptions of the "haves" and the "have nots".
Despite rapid in-migration and dramatic changes in land use, there remains a strong tendency for communities in rural America to maintain the idyllic small-town myth of large-lot, single-family home-ownership. This neglects to take into account the growing need for affordable housing (both owner-occupied and rental properties) for local residents and seasonal workers. This book suggests that greater emphasis be placed in rural housing policies that account for this rapid social and economic change and the need for affordable rural housing alternatives.
About the Author
David Marcouiller is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Mark Lapping is Distinguished Professor of the Muskie School of Public Policy and Management Planning at the University of Southern Maine, USA, and Owen Furuseth is Associate Provost for Metropolitan Studies and Academic Programs at the University of North Carolina, USA
David. Marcouiller, Mark Lapping, Owen Furuseth,,Carol Roskey,,Adrian X. Esparsa, ,Holly R. Barcus, ,Bradley Nash Jr, W. Edward Folts, Kenneth B. Muir, James Peacock Katherine Jones, Christine A. Vogt, C. Michael Hall, Gundars Rudzitis, Paul Lorah, Sally K. Ward, Ann Ziebarth, Don Villarejo, Jeffrey Crump, Paul Rollinson, Robert Wiener, Char Kalsow Thompson, Harvey M. Jacobs.
Table of Contents
Contents: Part I The Context of 21st Century Rural Housing: An introduction, David. Marcouiller, Mark Lapping and Owen Furuseth; The nature of rural housing, Carol Roskey; The exurbanization process and rural housing markets, Adrian X. Esparsa; Heterogeneity of rural housing markets, Holly R. Barcus; Elderly populations and the rural housing continuum, Bradley Nash Jr, W. Edward Folts, Kenneth B. Muir, James Peacock and Katherine Jones. Part II Rural Amenity-Driven Housing: 'The Haves': Natural resources and exurban housing: landscapes in transition, Christine A. Vogt; Housing tourists: accommodating short-term visitors, C. Michael Hall; The rural rich and their housing: spatially addressing the 'haves', Gundars Rudzitis, David Marcouiller and Paul Lorah. Part III The Rural Housing 'Have Nots': Chronic poverty, community decline, and amenity-rich growth in rural America, Sally K. Ward; Exurbanization, homeownership, and the working poor, Ann Ziebarth; The challenge of housing California's hired farm laborers, Don Villarejo; Subprime lending and foreclosure in rural Minnesota, Jeffrey Crump; Homelessness in rural America, Paul Rollinson. Part IV Policies to Affect Change in Rural Housing: The role of non-profit organizations in affecting rural housing change, Robert Wiener and Char Kalsow Thompson; Rarely managing growth: the under-utilization of land use policy approaches, Harvey M. Jacobs; Conclusions and integrative thoughts on rural housing policy, Mark Lapping, Owen Furuseth and David Marcouiller; Index.