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In-migration as opportunity for rural development

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Kilpatrick, S and Johns, S and Vitartas, P and Homisan, M, In-migration as opportunity for rural development, Planning Theory & Practice, 12, (4) pp. 625-629. ISSN 1464-9357 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis.

DOI: doi:10.1080/14649357.2011.626304

Abstract

This article forms part of a series published as 'Interface'. In some developed countries such as the UK, in-migration to rural areas is seen as a challenge for community cohesion as affluent newcomers move to accessible rural areas where they displace "locals" from affordable housing. However, in more remote locations, an influx of residents with new skills, entrepreneurial capacity and political capital can represent an opportunity for rural communities. In this paper, we discuss an alternative perspective from the UK experience, by exploring the positive dimensions of in-migration in more remote rural localities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Economic Geography
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Ability and Disability
Author:Kilpatrick, S (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
Author:Johns, S (Dr Susan Johns)
ID Code:74964
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Division of the DVC (Students and Education)
Deposited On:2011-12-20
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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