Back to the future; new functions for rural areas in Europe

J. van Os, A.F. van de Klundert, A.G.J. Dietvorst

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    As part of the project Rural Areas and Europe of the Netherlands Spatial Planning Department a study was carried out in which integrated rural development was one of the answers to the economic and environmental problems of agriculture. The study focused on four possible new functions: water production, pluri-activity on farms, recreation and tourism, and new rural residential options. Maps have been compiled of the possibilities for new functions in the European Union. The presence of large population concentrations, the accessibility and the landscape attractiveness proved to be important indicators of the demand for new functions. Such qualities are often rooted in long historical processes.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationScenario studies for the rural environment; selected and edited proceedings of the symposium Scenario Studies for the Rural Environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12-15 September 1994. Dordrecht etc., Kluwer, 1995. Environ. & Policy 5
    EditorsJ.F.T. Schoute, P.A. Finke, F.R. Veeneklaas, H.P. Wolfert
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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