Special Issue "Sustainable Human Populations in Remote Places"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Dean Carson
Population and Tourism Studies Group, School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory 0909, Australia
Website: http://www.cdu.edu.au/population
E-Mail: dean.carson@cdu.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 8946 7202
Interests: sustainable rural communities; tourism and economic development; population mobility; policy responses to disadvantage; population responses to critical incidents

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Remote areas are those with low population densities and distant from major population centres and transport routes. This Special Issue is concerned with the sustainability of human settlement in these places. Human settlement has long been under pressure as a result of limited infrastructure, small local markets, extreme climates, and difficulties in accessing food and shelter. More recently, global climate change, high rates of out-migration, and changes in the nature of resource economies have added to the challenges that people face in living in remote areas. We are seeking submission which explore the challenges to human habitation, and which report on community, industry, and policy interventions which have helped to address these challenges. Some of the key themes include: population ageing, globalisation, Indigenous habitation, gender roles, health status, generational change, migration, climate change, economic development, and transport and infrastructure. We are interested in the range of populations who inhabit remote areas – permanent residents, tourists, seasonal and short term workers, amenity migrants, fly-in/ fly-out workers and so on. We are interested in aspects of environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability. Case studies, comparative studies, and conceptual papers are all welcome.

Dr. Dean Carson
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • remoteness
  • demography
  • economic geography
  • community resilience
  • migration

Published Papers (6 papers)

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Sustainability 2010, 2(4), 1080-1100; doi:10.3390/su2041080
Received: 1 March 2010; in revised form: 9 March 2010 / Accepted: 11 March 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(5), 1161-1181; doi:10.3390/su2051161
Received: 22 March 2010; in revised form: 7 April 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2010 / Published: 29 April 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(5), 1282-1296; doi:10.3390/su2051282
Received: 8 April 2010; in revised form: 27 April 2010 / Accepted: 3 May 2010 / Published: 10 May 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(6), 1719-1741; doi:10.3390/su2061719
Received: 11 May 2010; in revised form: 5 June 2010 / Accepted: 7 June 2010 / Published: 17 June 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 1909-1923; doi:10.3390/su2071909
Received: 26 May 2010; in revised form: 6 June 2010 / Accepted: 16 June 2010 / Published: 1 July 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 2197-2218; doi:10.3390/su2072197
Received: 6 June 2010; in revised form: 27 June 2010 / Accepted: 29 June 2010 / Published: 15 July 2010
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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