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Rural planning in England: A critique of current policy

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Curry, Nigel; Owen, Stephen
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.80, No.6
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: United Kingdom

The article briefly explores the enduring primacy of agricultural planning over land use planning in rural areas in England since the Second World War. From this contextual overview, the paper critically evaluates in some detail a number of embedded land use planning principles that continue to sustain the residualisation of human welfa ....

Rural Workers and Environmentally Sustainable Livelihoods in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Helen Masterman-Smith
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 3
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

Many nations claim to be pursuing a ‘green growth' model in response to global economic and climate crises including ambitious green jobs projections. The rural dimension of this issue requires closer attention. This article draws on secondary sources and Australian Bureau of Statistics data to critically analyse green jobs projections based on ....

Scenarios involving future climate and water extraction: ecosystem states in the estuary of Australia's largest river

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rebecca E. Lester, Peter G. Fairweather, Ian T. Webster and Rebecca A. Quin
  • Journal Name: Ecological Applications
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 5
  • Publisher: Ecological Society of America
  • ISBN: 10510761

Management of natural resources, particularly water, increasingly requires that likely benefits of particular actions (e.g., allocating an environmental flow) are quantified in advance. Therefore, new techniques are required that enable those potential benefits to be objectively compared among competing options for management (e.g., compared to a ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Journal Name: SEGRA 2011 ‘Promoting Regional Australia: regions and their cities’
  • Country: Australia

Papers from the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia Conference 2011. Report Location ....

Sites of Integration in a Contested Landscape

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boxelaar, Lucia; Paine, Mark; Beilin, Ruth
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

In recent decades we have witnessed a diversification of rural communities, where the agricultural sector has had to increasingly compete with other interests and demands on rural land. Land management agencies have recognised that in order to resolve sustainability dilemmas, it is important to bring the diverse stakeholders togeth ....

Small towns can make a difference

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Bandaranaike, Suniti
  • Journal Name: 2020 vision: Australia's demographic future: Australian Population Association 11th Biennial Conference
  • Publisher: Australian Population Association
  • Published Location: Acton, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This paper argues for the relevance of social sustainability in the sustainable futures of rural Australia. The research is based on interviews conducted in small towns in Queensland and on current census data, and incorporates the concepts of social capital and social cohesion. It is argued that small towns have the potential to c ....

Social and cultural factors that influence the adoption of sustainable farm practices

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Phillips E
  • Editors: Shulman, AD; Price, RJ
  • Journal Name: Case studies in increasing the adoption of sustainable resource management practices
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642267502
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

As part of the first case study 'Barriers and constraints to the adoption of sustainable farming techniques in the sheep/wheat industry: the sociological context', the large body of sociological theory which seeks to explain farmer behaviour is focused on. An ethnographic interview survey of 104 farm people was conducted in two Riv ....

Social assessment handbook: a guide to methods and approaches for assessing the social sustainability of fisheries in Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Schirmer J; Casey AM
  • Publisher: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • ISBN: 0642475709
  • Country: Australia

Fishing is an important economic and social activity for many Australians. Both commercial and recreational fishing provide employment and income, particularly in coastal areas of the country, as well as a range of other lifestyle and health benefits for the Australian community. The fishing sector faces many challenges, and is in ....

Social enterprise: partnership for sustainable change

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Simons, R
  • Journal Name: National Social Policy Conference 2001 - Papers
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, Western Australia

This paper addresses social enterprises as strategies for engaging community resources for sustainable change. In this context, the negotiation of indicators of change in communities and agreement on the indirect and cumulative signs of sustainable progress become critical components for effective risk management as well as for sus ....

Social impacts of mining: Changes within the local social landscape

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Petrova, Svetla; Marinova, Dora
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Understanding the social impacts at a community level triggered by mining operations is a challenging exercise. This paper reflects on a community's perceptions and interpretation of these impacts as well as on the qualitative changes in the local social landscape and their implications for a sustainable future. The findings are based on an explo ....

Social indicators of rural community sustainability: an example from the Woady Yaloak catchment

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Pepperdine, S
  • Editors: Rogers, M. F. and Coffins, Y. M. J.
  • Journal Name: The future of Australia's country towns
  • Publisher: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • ISBN: 1864465352
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The author states that successful planning for sustainable rural development must balance and integrate ecological, economic and social elements within a community but there are difficulties in identifying locally meaningful social indicators. In this paper she draws on the findings of a project based in the Woady Yaloak catchment ....

Social principles for agricultural extension to assist in the promotion of natural resource management

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Vanclay, F.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
  • Journal Number: 44
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Country: Australia

An understanding of social issues, the social nature of farming, and the social basis of adoption is needed if agricultural extension is to be effective in addressing natural resource management issues, and in promoting sustainability in its triple bottom line conceptualisation.  Twenty-seven principles are presented here, with the key princ ....

Southern Rural Water Annual Report 2012-13

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Southern Rural Water
  • Publisher: State of Victoria
  • Published Location: Maffra, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Annual report by Southern Rural Water. Overview of governance, customers, stakeholders and financial report.  Report LocationClick here to view the full report ....

State hegemony and sustainable development: A political economy analysis of two local experiences in Turkey

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Akbulut, Bengi
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9781124541280
  • Country: Turkey

This dissertation examines state-society relationships in Turkey through the lens of efforts to promote sustainable development at the local level. To this end, it first lays out a theoretical framework to analyze the political economy of local sustainable development, for which purpose the Gramscian state theory and its applications to ....

Strategic planning in regional cities: new conceptions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Carthew, Stephen; Allan, Margaret
  • Journal Name: State of Australian Cities Conference
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Using the example of the regional Victorian city of Bendigo, this paper discusses new drivers for change in planning for regional cities. Key challenges are associated with environment, global relationships, urban amorphism, water security, sustainable growth, application of new planning policy, the clash between heritage and moder ....

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