Sustainable Rural Development: Strategies, Good Practices and Opportunities

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July 2021
345 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1642-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1641-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Sustainable Rural Development: Strategies, Good Practices and Opportunities that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
In 2020, a Special Issue titled “Sustainable Rural Development: Strategies, Good Practices and Opportunities” was launched, in which 16 papers were published. The aim of this monograph was to study a problem that is occurring on a global scale and, above all, in the most developed countries, which is the population emigration from rural areas to urban areas due to the labour and service opportunities offered by the latter. This is causing a demographic deterioration of rural areas, and those that remain show high rates of ageing, masculinisation, or low demographic growth. In addition, and interrelated with this demographic deterioration, there is economic and environmental degradation. Rural areas are territories with increasingly lower purchasing power, job opportunities, and services for the population, which are classified as “spaces in crisis”. The papers in this Special Issue evidence the many public and private strategies that are being pursued to achieve sustainable rural development in declining areas. The diversity of approaches offer a vision of the practical application and the obstacles or difficulties that many of them are having to achieve their objectives. All of these strategies are intended to achieve economic dynamism that is respectful of the environment and from there to be able to reduce the regressive demographic processes in rural areas. These are different approaches that allow us to contribute, from scientific, holistic, and multidisciplinary knowledge, and they can help decision making in public policy and planning strategies.
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industrial land; price; geographically weighted regression model; driving factors; rural land system reform pilot; land lease market; decision making; forest market factors; rural land rights; China; hunting tourism; natural protected area; sustainable development; land use change; analyze; sustainable development; Shortandy district; smart villages; EU instruments; rural decline; rural areas; information and communication technologies; rural residential construction; rainwater harvesting; solar; spray foam; finger-jointed studs; Proder Program; management system; economic diversification; bottom-up approach; regional identity; territorial heritage; rural areas in decline; rural enhancement; top-down approach; bottom-up approach; collaborative governance; low-density populated areas; sustainable urban growth; technological era; complex spatial models; land-use planning; sustainable rural development; regional composite indicators; vulnerability; ecosystem services; goal programming; analytic hierarchy process; data envelopment analysis; Spain; accessibility; GIS; partnerships; population; rural territory; territorial planning; neo-endogenous rural development; LEADER approach; rural areas; classification and types of rural areas; good practices; rural depopulation and aging; young and female entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship; funded and unfunded projects; Andalusia; rural landscape; intensive agriculture; landscape transformation; socioeconomic and environmental impacts; entrepreneurship; agroecological production; sustainable development; public institutions; rurality; fishing tourism; European fishing funds; Galicia (Spain); sustainable rural development; local action group; rural development; industrial district; local productive system; rural district; n/a