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Well-being and Prosperity

Residents' Perceptions of Community and Environmental Impacts from Development of Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale: A Comparison of Pennsylvania and New York Cases

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Brasier, Kathryn J; Filteau, Matthew R; McLaughlin, Diane K; Jacquet, Jeffrey; Stedman, Richard C; Kelsey, Timothy W; Goetz, Stephan J
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rural Social Sciences
  • Journal Number: Vol.26, No.1
  • Publisher: Southern Rural Sociology Association
  • Published Location: Bowling Green, United States
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Pennsylvania, New York

Communities experiencing rapid growth due to energy development ('boomtowns') have reported positive and negative impacts on community and individual well-being. The perceptions of impacts vary according to stage of energy development as well as experience with extractive industries. Development of the Marcellus Shale provides an opport ....

Responding to regional disadvantage: what can be learned from the overseas experience?

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Gleeson, B; Carmichael, C
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

This paper provides a conceptual and policy context for research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute: University of New South Wales and University of Western Sydney Research Centre that examines aspects of Australian regional policy. The paper explores two main policy areas: social disadvantage, including its reg ....

Rising above a crisis: Resilience processes and community well-being

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Goguen Campbell, Monique
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494820070
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Newfoundland, Labrador

Background. The closure of the North Atlantic cod fishery in 1992 has had devastating economic, social and health impacts on coastal communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. However, considerable variability in adaptation has been noted between communities that were formally dependant on the fishery. Aim. This thesis builds on pre ....

Riverside and Rangesview: urban to rural migration in two areas of Western Australia's Great Southern region

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Byles-Drage, Helen
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Why do people migrate to rural communities and how well do they settle? Locals and immigrants in Riverside and Rangesview, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, were surveyed on why they lived in a rural area, the positive factors related to a rural lifestyle, problems associated with the move, their efforts to overcom ....

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Rural councils and the prosperity of rural Victoria

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Manning, Ian
  • Journal Name: National Economic Review
  • Journal Number: 60
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report is part of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) response to an MAV State Council motion requesting the MAV to lobby the State Government to prepare a Rural 2030 strategy, and a request by the Rural Councils Network for the MAV to take up the financial sustainability issues of small rural councils with other tiers of Government. ....

Rural housing, regional development and policy integration: an evaluation of alternative policy responses to regional disadvantage: final report

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Hillier, J; Fisher, C; Tonts, M
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1877005398
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Evidence suggests that there is a link between suitable housing infrastructure and well-being of rural people. Despite this, there is paucity of research in this area. The main aim of the project which is the subject of this final report is to examine the extent to which housing policy is and/or can be more effectively integrated w ....

Rural life of us: young people and workers with young people in country victoria

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Davies, Liz; Jukes, Janet; Hodges, Craig; Crosby, Jamie
  • Publisher: Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
  • Published Location: Parkville, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Young people in rural areas of Australia have worse health and welfare than their urban counterparts. This report provides an overview of the health and welfare issues facing young people in rural Victoria and the issues facing workers in delivering services to young people. Issues particular to regional, rural and remote youth inc ....

Rural Support Program Progress Report 2012-2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rural Support Program
  • Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • ISBN: 978 1 74256 515 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Our vision is to have resilient rural communities across NSW, driving social and economic change. With this goal in mind, over the past year, we have worked with our partner organisations on a variety of programs. Together we have delivered services to build community capacity, assisted communities to prepare for and manage advers ....

Rural-Urban Partnerships: An integrated approach to economic development

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: OECD
  • Journal Name: OECD Rural Policy Reviews
  • Publisher: OECD
  • ISBN: 9789264204805

Urban and rural areas enjoy different and often complementary assets, and better integration between them is important for socio-economic performance. This report provides a framework to understand the changing relationships between urban and rural areas. It is focused on one approach that can enhance and better manage rural-urban relationships ‚ ....

Science for decision makers: rural lifestyle landholders: implications for rural policy makers, natural resource managers and communicators

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Aslin H
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • Country: Australia

Rural policy makers, natural resource managers and communicators need to be aware of the nature of rural landholders, including the many rural lifestyle landholders in the more densely settled and better serviced parts of rural Australia. These kinds of rural landholders are variously referred to by terms like hobby farmers, peri-u ....

Service Plan: Jerramungup Shire Western Australian Country Health Service - Great Southern

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Jill Thomas, Daniel Serrano and Jacqui Moran
  • Publisher: Western Australian Country Health Service
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The purpose of the Jerramungup Shire Health Service Plan is to provide a framework for health care services to meet the current and future health needs of the community. The Shire service plan will guide service development and delivery, building partnerships, workforce development/sustainability, information technology and asset planning. Key o ....

Social capital and quality of life in geographically diverse communities affected by rapid social and economic change

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Healy, Karen; Ayres, Liz; Hampshire, Anne
  • Journal Name: 8th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Strong personal ties and community networks, key forms of social capital, are known to enhance individuals' access to emotional, social and economic resources. But what role do these intimate and neighbourly ties play in enabling individuals' and communities to overcome the deleterious effects of rapid social and economic change? H ....

Social capital: analysing the effect of a political perspective on the perceived role of government in community prosperity

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Brooks, Kate
  • Editors: Giorgas, Dimitria
  • Journal Name: Rural Society,
  • Journal Number: Vol.17, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Social capital has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, however debate continues over the concept in policy and community renewal strategies. This paper explores how different interpretations of the concept may affect the role that government is perceived to have in developing 'social capital'. Empirical research findings are used to ex ....

Social Housing Study: Access to affordable, adaptable and secure housing in the Goldfields Esperance Region

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Planning Context
  • Publisher: RDA Goldfields Esperance
  • Published Location: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

RDAGE has commissioned Planning Context to analyse a range of housing data and to provide an up-to-date commentary on both Indigenous and social housing specific to the Goldfields-Esperance region. The outputs envisaged for the project were the following: Produce a report which includes relevant data and provides commentary on both Indigenous ....

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