Revival of Rural Development: the Urban-Rural Continuum or the Thuenen Model Revisited

Gerhard Schiefer, Karen Hamann

Abstract


Present trends towards urbanization are a challenge to rural development. However new opportunities in food markets, the use of renewable resources and the organization of ecosystem services, due to a.o. emerging developments in technology and logistics, may allow a (partial) reversal of the trend if supported by appropriate initiatives of research, policy and the business community.

Keywords


Rural development; urbanization; urban rural continuum; Thuenen

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v8i4.841

ISSN 1869-6945

 

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