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By Laura E. Taylor, Patrick T. Hurley

This publication is ready politics and making plans outdoors of towns, the place city political economic system and making plans theories don't account for the resilience of areas which are now not rural and the place neighborhood groups work flat out to maintain from ever changing into city. through analyzing exurbia as one of those position that's now not easily rural or basically tied to the economies of world assets (e.g., mining, forestry, and agriculture), we discover how altering landscapes are deliberate and designed to not be city, that's, to seem, functionality, and believe assorted from towns and suburbs despite new domestic improvement and genuine property hypothesis. The book’s authors contend that exurbia is outlined by means of the endurance of rural economies, the conservation of rural personality, and defense of average ecological platforms, all of that are serious parts of the contentious neighborhood politics that search to restrict growth.
Comparative political ecology is used as an organizing proposal in the course of the e-book to explain the character of exurban parts within the U.S. and Australia, even though exurbs are universal to many nations. The essays each one describe distinct case stories, with every one bankruptcy utilizing the foremost techniques of competing rural capitalisms and asymmetric environmental administration to explain the politics of exurban swap. This systematic research makes the methods of exurban swap more straightforward to work out and comprehend. according to those case stories, seven features of exurban locations are pointed out: rural personality, entry, neighborhood monetary switch, ideologies of nature, adjustments in land administration, coalition-building, and land-use planning.
This ebook can be of curiosity to people who learn making plans, conservation, and land improvement concerns, particularly in parts of excessive common amenity or environmental worth. there's no political ecology booklet fairly like this—neither one completely interested in circumstances from the constructed global (in this example the U.S. and Australia), nor one who particularly harnesses diverse case reviews from a number of components to boost a critical organizing standpoint of panorama switch.

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Specific methods that are deployed by contributing authors include participant observation, focus groups, interviews (open-ended, semi-structured), surveys, and reviews of discourse in popular media (including print and digital sources). Further, visual research methods, including mapping and photography, are used to gather data and bring to life the material conditions and aesthetic differences of the landscapes compared. , Q method [Chap. 9] and NVivo [Chap. 11]) to provide insight into the political fault lines within and between communities experiencing exurbia.

T. Hurley for nature conservation, thereby displacing new exurban development to lands defined as less ecologically significant, with the result that exurban homes at much higher densities are clustered next to large areas of natural “wilderness” (see images in Chap. 12). In both cases, the reimagination of nature from its productive mining and timber use to amenity use set the planning process in motion where local politicians, land-use officials, and other actors acted to protect local landscape values and to control landscape change without getting in the way of economic investment generally in those areas.

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