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In-migration as opportunity for rural development


Kilpatrick, S and Johns, S and Vitartas, P and Homisan, M, In-migration as opportunity for rural development, Planning Theory & Practice, 12, (4) pp. 625-630. ISSN 1464-9357 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14649357.2011.626304


This article forms part of a series published as 'Interface: Exclusive countrysides? Rural gentrification, consumer preferences and planning'. 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:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Economic geography
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ability and disability
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, S (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Johns, S (Dr Susan Johns)
ID Code:74964
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Academic Division
Deposited On:2011-12-20
Last Modified:2017-12-07
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