A broad, interdisciplinary collection of essays written by prominent researchers. Surveys essential environmental issues in rural areas of the developed world using case-study material from the UK, USA and Sweden. Looks at the ecological implications of agriculture, land-use, energy, social change and politics, touching on such vital problems as industrial farming, counter-urbanization, the global commons and conflict resolutions in land-use. Emphasizes how planning regimes must be modified to take account of environmental imperatives.
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Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
ENVIRONMENTALIZATION AND GREENING.
The Greening of Rural Discourse (S. Harper).
Regulation, Green Politics and the Rural (P. Cloke & M. Goodwin).
THE GREENING OF THE LAND USE DEBATE.
UK Land Use and the Global Commons (M. Whitby & N. Adger).
Agro-Environmentalism: The Political Economy of Soil Erosion in the USA (L. Swanson).
THE GREENING OF SETTLEMENT AND SOCIETY.
The Changing Nature of Settlement Policy in the USA: A Theoretical and Case Study Review (H. Jacobs).
Counterurbanization and the Planning of British Rural Settlements: The Integration of Local Housing Needs (K. Sherwood & G. Lewis).