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Conflicting Values in Rural Planning: A Multifunctionality Approach through Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation

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Department of Applied Economics I, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48940 Leioa, Spain
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HEGOA, Institute for International Cooperation and Development Studies, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48015 Bilbao, Spain
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EKOPOL, Research Group on Ecological Economics and Political Ecology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48015 Bilbao, Spain
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Department of Accounting and Finance, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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Department of Applied Economics I, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1431; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10051431
Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 2 May 2018 / Published: 4 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
The planning of rural land depends, to a large extent, on the agreed-upon agrarian and forestry development model. Within the framework of agrarian multifunctionality, to evaluate different development alternatives and their effect on territorial planning, its multiple dimensions must be considered as well as the interests and needs of the stakeholders. This work thus addresses the comprehensive evaluation of development alternatives for the rural area of a municipality of the Basque Country (Spain) through the implementation of a multi-criteria evaluation method with social participation. The results show, firstly, the existence of trade-offs between the functions to be promoted in the various development models evaluated. Secondly, the results indicate the need to reverse recent trends in the sector and the convenience of moving towards an agro-livestock model of greater ecological and local character, independently of the followed forest model. In fact, the evaluation carried out also reveals, thirdly, the existence of more or less latent conflicts, in particular with regards to forest policy. View Full-Text
Keywords: rural development; multifunctionality; rural planning; participatory process; social multi-criteria evaluation (SMCE) rural development; multifunctionality; rural planning; participatory process; social multi-criteria evaluation (SMCE)
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Etxano, I.; Barinaga-Rementeria, I.; Garcia, O. Conflicting Values in Rural Planning: A Multifunctionality Approach through Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1431.

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